Ebola… How far away are we?

Revista MVZ Cordoba. 2014;19(3):4195-4198

 

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Journal Title: Revista MVZ Cordoba

ISSN: 0122-0268 (Print); 1909-0544 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad de Cordoba

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Animal culture: Veterinary medicine

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian, English

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AUTHORS

Salim Mattar V. (Universidad de Córdoba)
Marco González T. (Universidad de Córdoba)

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Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Hollywood adores an infectious disease film. One of the most shocking was the 1995 film “Outbreak”, in which Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo worked to stop a fictional virus similar to Ebola. In the movie the virus is introduced from Africa to the US by a monkey. In another film, “28 Days Later,” a virus from experimental monkeys infects humans in London. Several additional films about the human fear of “killer viruses” have been released. A real-life scare to the US and the western world came when two American Ebola patients were recently transported from West Africa to an Atlanta hospital for treatment. Currently, there is a pervasive public fear of the dissemination of Ebola in the US and the rest of the world.