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... . While this outbreak bears some unique distinctions to past outbreaks, many characteristics remain the same and contributed to tragic loss of human life and unnecessary expenditure of capital: insufficient knowledge of the disease, its reservoirs, and its transmission; delayed prevention efforts and treatment; poor control of the disease in hospital settings; and inadequate community and international responses (WHO, 2015d)
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... After that, members of the boy's extended family who had attended funerals, or who took care of ill relatives, also succumbed. Following an alert issued on January 24, a small team of local health officials investigated several deaths in Meliandou, noting cholera-like symptoms.4 A larger team from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
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... Meeting Objectives Building on previous outbreak workshops, the forum convened March 24 and 25, 2015, at the Pan American Health Organization headquarters in Washington, DC, to understand the recent developments in incidence, prevalence, and 6   Cases were also later reportedly imported to France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
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... intervention strategies used to mitigate the disease in an increasingly interconnected world. James Hughes of Emory University mentioned, "We have to continue to expect the unexpected, and we have to continue to work towards ensuring sustainable engagement of all the partners, domestically and internationally, that are needed to really address these root causes." This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place over the 2-day meeting.

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