An Ebola Outbreak Has Just Been Stopped. Here’s What It Tells Us About Containing Epidemics.

Less than three months since an Ebola outbreak was declared, and after only about 50 cases, the outbreak’s efficient containment is a remarkable achievement that stands in stark contrast to the West African epidemic that spiraled into a two-year global crisis with over 28,000 cases.

How to slow down Ebola

The phylogenetic tree of the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic doesn't just show how the Ebola virus was able to evolve: it also reveals which events and preventive measures accelerated or slowed down its spread, opening up new perspectives for the containment of epidemics.