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Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges

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October 14, 2014
Anshu Joshi

The article discusses the devastating effect of Ebola outbreak and challenges in terms of combating this lethal disease. It describes Ebola in brief and explains how the outbreak poses challenges in terms of combating against this particular disease and offers few significant lessons that have been ignored in the past. The article emphasizes on prioritizing activities related to strengthening holistic defense mechanism to combat against natural, accidental or deliberate outbreaks.

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Anshu Joshi is a doctorate from the Disarmament Division, Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament, School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and worked on issues related to biological weapons and comprehensive BW defence mechanism.