As the Coronavirus spreads through East Asia and dominates news cycles, we reflect on the lessons learned from the world’s last major outbreak: Ebola. Listen to this audio from AEI’s June 26, 2019 event with discussing the threat and methods of containment and treatment.
Since last August, history’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak has left over 1,400 dead in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The outbreak is in conflict-plagued eastern DRC, where frequent militia attacks and human displacement have frustrated efforts to contain it. The rate of infection is accelerating, and the epidemic threatens to spill into neighboring countries. Governments, health officials, and international organizations face tremendous obstacles in containing the disease.
Join the discussion with Admiral (Ret.) Tim Ziemer, Ramsey Day, Tomas Cihlar, Ken Isaacs, and AEI’s Paul Wolfowitz, as they discuss the Ebola outbreak in the DRC, its regional implications, and policy options to confront it.
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