Ebola quarantine shows Africa lacks public health essentials

By Mary Anne Mercer, Scott Barnhart, Amy Hagopian  |  Huffington Post  |  Updated 11:15 AM, 09.09.2014

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  • Workers unload soap and hygiene products from a truck in Monrovia, Liberia, during the Ebola virus emergence. Sarah McElroy, U.S. Agency for International Development
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.

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