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.

Ebola in Uganda, and the dynamics of a new and different outbreak

Societal instability and military conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has created an ideal environment for Ebola to spread. Healthcare and other aid workers have been attacked by militias, forcing medical groups to close down treatment units and curtail vaccination programs resulting in new infections.