Alarming rise in Ebola cases projected New estimates by the World Health Company and the U.

Outside experts questioned WHO’s projections and said Ebola’s spread would ultimately be slowed not merely by containment measures but by changes in people’s behavior. It’s a big assumption that nothing at all will change in the current outbreak response, stated Dr. Armand Sprecher, an infectious diseases expert at Doctors Without Borders. Ebola outbreaks end when people prevent touching the sick usually, he said. The outbreak won’t end tomorrow but there are things we can do to lessen the case count. Local health officials have launched campaigns to educate people about the symptoms of Ebola rather than to touch the sick or the dead.Rather, getting the most effective vaccines to kids at risk requires stronger societal and political dedication,' VOA News writes . In a related article, The Lancet examines the brand new GPEI plan, noting it was needed in May this past year by the World Health Assembly, which declared polio eradication 'an emergency for global open public health' . This content was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is an application of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.