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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola | Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond

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During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, epidemiologists and contact tracers stopped a potential disaster in Nigeria. A man infected with Ebola flew to Lagos, the largest city in Africa. His arrival kicked off a chain of infection in that country, but by finding and monitoring contacts, health care workers were able to keep the cases from spiraling out of control.

The PREDICT Project | Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond: Part 9

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See Jonna Mazet's innovative PREDICT Project in action. PREDICT is a worldwide effort to use animal surveillance to monitor viruses, proactively preventing and containing outbreaks of infectious disease by identitifying points of contamination early on.

One Man's Story of Having Ebola | Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond

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Alhassan Kemokai caught Ebola when he was caring for his mother. This video clip describes how Ebola passes from person to person, how it replicates inside the body, and how it causes disease and often death in its human victims.

Contact Tracing | Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond: Part 5

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Find out why contact tracing is such a crucial part of controlling outbreaks of infectious disease. Tracing back to patient zero during the West African Ebola outbreak shed light on Ebola's zoonotic origins and rapid spread. Contact tracing revealed that one initial "spillover" event—contact between a Guinean child and a bat in 2015—resulted in the largest Ebola outbreak the world had ever seen.

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