Understanding the Ebola Virus – Webinar – broadcast Wednesday, December 17th at 8AM PST, 11AM EST, 4PM GMT, 5PM CET
The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has highlighted the threat of emerging infectious diseases to public health. In this webinar, Kartik Chandran outlines the importance of basic molecular research to understand how Ebola enters human cells, and why such research has been key to developing drugs and vaccines. Simon Hay also explains how mapping and modeling can help identify where are the places where Ebola and other emerging diseases risk jumping from animals to people.
The session will also include a discussion on how, more broadly, research is informing efforts to end the Ebola epidemic.
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This free online course looks at how Ebola, a disease that many people had never heard of until last year, has caused a humanitarian crisis and worldwide panic. It examines the science behind the outbreak, to understand why it has occurred on this scale and how it can be controlled.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – 6 CCR 1009-1 – updated 10/15/2014