Ebola quarantine shows Africa lacks public health essentials

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Ebola quarantine shows Africa lacks public health essentials

Mary Anne Mercer, Scott Barnhart, Amy Hagopian

Quarantining 50,000 poor people in Monrovia, Liberia, as a response to the Ebola virus outbreak was an overly desperate measure reflecting the lack of basic public health infrastructure in much of Africa.

Mary Anne Mercer, Scott Barnhart and Amy Hagopian, three faculty in the University of Washington School of Public Health, discuss the issue in an essay.