Ebola: Experts, Resources, Breaking News
As the Ebola outbreak continues, Dalla Lana School of Public Health experts are leading authorities on the disease, the ethical issues surrounding treatment and prevention measures, and more. This page aggregates information about the Ebola outbreak from various sources and addresses some of the most commonly questions surrounding the disease, this outbreak and what could be next. Follow DLSPH on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.
A group of public health students formed the DLSPH Ebola Working Group who have spearheaded a number of education, research and service initiatives to not only learn from the West Africa Ebola epidemic, but have a positive impact.
The group produced a video that asks Torontonians about the current Ebola epidemic and helps dispel myths and misconceptions about the disease. The answers may surprise you, check it out here:
Priya Panchal-Banerjee, a Master of Science in Biomedical Communications student, created this conceptual visualization of the Ebola virus for the course ‘Visual Representation of Processes in Pathology’. Her piece ‘Ebola: The Trojan Horse’ illustrates how the virus evades the immune system, and the damage the virus inflicts on tissues.
Panchal, a graduate student at the University of Toronto Mississauga, researched, conceptualized, wrote, and created all the drawings for the piece. The pathology visualization course is taught by Biomedical Communications faculty, Dr. Shelley Wall, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology faculty, Dr. John Wong. Click here for a larger image.
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- What you need to know about Ebola
- As Ebola scare continues, let’s have some compassion for people who fear illness
- The New England Journal of Medicine: Ebola and Quarantine
- Ebola and the media: beyond the hype
- U of T team launches search for new Ebola treatments using artificial intelligence
- Ebola: controlling outbreak in West Africa most effective way to decrease international risk, paper says
- Ross Upshur, Division Head, Clinical Public Health
- David Fisman, Professor of Epidemiology
- Rob Fowler, Professor of Health Administration
In the News
- Public health students spearhead Ebola equipment delivery to Sierra Leone hospitals.
- Professor Ross Upshur in Globe and Mail on November 13, “Canada’s response to Ebola driven by fear, not evidence.”
- Professor Ross Upshur in Canadian Press on November 8, “Federal government and WHO discuss Canadian Ebola-related travel restrictions.”
- Professor David Fisman on CTV National on October 23, “A Window of opportunity on Ebola.”
- DLSPH Ebola Working Group in The Varsity on October 20, “Ebola prompts Faculty Response.”
- Professor Natasha Crowcroft on Breakfast Television on October 16, “The risk of the Ebola virus coming to Canada.”
- Professor David Fisman in Vox on October 9, “No one knows exactly how bad West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is.”
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