In this piece, author Jean-François Etard, summarizes his work on the Postebogui cohort and argues that patients declared free of Ebola virus disease should receive follow-up for at least 18 months after discharge from treatment centers.
Researchers have suggested that disease “superspreaders” may have been responsible for two-thirds of cases in the West Africa Ebola epidemic. Targeting these individuals could lead to better disease control measures in future outbreaks.
Researchers have suggested that we are not doing enough to rectify shortcomings in the global response to disease outbreaks. In addition, they state that more progress must be made for the world to effectively cope with future pandemics.