Episode 16: The mathematics of Ebola by the Health Ranger

http://www.biodefense.com/Pandemic-Preparedness-Episode-16.html

  • Currently every 1 Ebola results in an additional 1.5 – 2.0 infections within 3 – 4 weeks
  • The Ebola problem is an exponential problem
  • In Dallas, Thomas Duncan spread Ebola to at least one additional person (a nurse)
  • 70 medical staffers were needed to treat Duncan, just one Ebola patient
  • The infected nurse was not on the CDC’s watch list

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