PEER Liberia Project

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Medicine

Publication Date

2020-04-02

Document Type

Presentation

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Family Medicine | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Medical Education | Public Health | Virus Diseases | Viruses

Abstract

This presentation provides an overview of epidemics by discussing malaria, Ebola and COVID-19: definition of terms; examples of diseases, transmission and health impact; diagnostics versus presumptive diagnosis –how to make strategic decisions with limited resources and specific context; how strategies are modified by what we learn -- how fast can we adapt; control, elimination, eradication -- modeling the end game.

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, pandemic, diagnostics, Ebola, malaria, epidemic, endemic

Rights and Permissions

Copyright 2020 The Author(s)

DOI of Published Version

10.13028/s3k9-yh32

Journal/Book/Conference Title

PEER Liberia COVID-19 Seminar

Comments

Presented at the online PEER Liberia COVID-19 Seminar on April 2, 2020.

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