Ebola came quietly to the village of Chowe but WHO's response was rapid

Since Ebola was identified in Chowe in the Democratic Republic of Cono, 35 World Health Organization (WHO) staff are working in Chowe alongside Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure that every person at risk is identified, followed up, and that everyone is being vaccinated.

Modern science has delivered the world powerful tools to defeat Ebola. It is not enough

This article acknowledges the importance of recent Ebola therapeutics and vaccine breakthroughs but also highlights the importance of infection control, community engagement, and disease surveillance as deciding factors in combating the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Concurrent assessment of epidemiological and operational uncertainties for optimal outbreak control: Ebola as a case study

Infectious disease response decision-making can be hindered by both epidemiological and operational uncertainty. Epidemiological and operational uncertainties are rarely addressed concurrently in epidemic studies. Researchers describe an approach to simultaneously address both sources of uncertainty and determine which source most impedes decision-making.