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1: When disaster strikes - the first Ebola outbreak 2: Ebola - the virus and the disease 3: Ebola - the years after Yambuku 4: Ebola strikes in West Africa - the catastrophic events of 2014 5: Ebola epidemic - the fight back 6: Ebola epidemic - the endgame 7: Ebola epidemic - when, where, and how? 8: Preventing Ebola 9: Lessons learnt Endnotes Index

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Dorothy H Crawford was professor of medical microbiology at the University of Edinburgh from 1997-2010 and assistant principal for public understanding of medicine from 2005-2011. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001 and received an OBE for services to medicine and higher education in 2005. She is the author of The Invisible Enemy (OUP, 2000); Deadly Companions (OUP, 2007); Virus hunt (OUP, 2013); and Viruses VSI (OUP, 2011).


This excellent book provides an accessible account of all aspects of the virus, the disease, its history, how the dangerous 2014 epidemic developed, and how it was finally brought under controlstrongly recommended. * Professor Sir Anthony Epstein *
Not only a superb story about the deadly virus but also a vivid account of human folly, frailty and bravery in combating it. * Robin A Weiss, Emeritus Professor of Viral Oncology, University College London *

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