The Emerging Ebola Epidemic: What do We Need to Know to Be Ready?

Join us on Saturday, November 15, 2014 for a half-day conference on The Emerging Ebola Epidemic.  Please click on the link to see the flyer for registration details.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa began in December 2013, but was not detected until March, 2014. As of August 2014, there have been more than 2,000 cases of Ebola and 1000 deaths, primarily in Liberia, but also in other parts of Africa, as well. Cases are now being reported in Spain and the first case has been reported in Texas. This is due to the fact that with a 21-day incubation period, the virus can go unnoticed in people traveling from these infected areas. Ad-ditionally, most U.S. practitioners are unfamiliar with this disease, it’s diagnosis and treatment. There is clearly a need for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and healthcare associates to learn to respond to this disease, and having a system in place may reduce or prevent the severity of it.

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