In response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, PLOS editors curated content from across the journals, PLOS Currents and the PLOS Blogs Network into a rapidly evolving collection of research. Like all our content, these papers are freely and openly available to download, use and reuse. Incidents such as the Ebola outbreak reinforce the importance of rapid, Open Access publishing to ensure that the latest critical data and research is accessible to those who most need it without restriction.
How do you test a new vaccine in the middle of the biggest Ebola outbreak the world has experienced? Hear Dr. Yap Boum tell more about how it was done.
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Downloadable transcripts for the videos from Karolinska Institutet, from the course "An Introduction to Global Health".The course is originally published at EdX.
Students learn about providing healthcare in a global setting and the importance of wearing protective equipment when treating patients with infectious diseases like Ebola. They learn about biohazard suits, heat transfer through conduction and convection and the engineering design cycle. Student teams design, create and test (and improve) their own Ebola biohazard suit prototypes that cover one arm and hand, including a ventilation system to cool the inside of the suit.
This I.L.P. It aims to teach the concept of some viral diseases, the symptoms, the place of origin and the risks of each of them so that, adolescents are more informed about the subject, can speak properly and know how to differentiate if they have any symptoms. Also, it will help them to have more knowledge about the different viruses that have affected the world.