The Ebola detectives

Swedish statistician and global health professor Hans Rosling spent three months working as an epidemiologist in the Liberian Health Ministry helping to tackle the Ebola crisis. Here he describes how a firefighting exercise became a detective job once the rapid spread of the disease had been contained.

When thinking about Ebola, many think the whole of Africa, but it is only a very small part of the continent that has suffered from a catastrophic outbreak, mainly Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

It all began at the end of 2013 in a southern and very remote part of Guinea and then spread across the borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

 

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