by Kasra Hassani & Hannah Hoag Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Sciences editors This is not the first Science Borealis editorial post about Ebola, nor will it be the last. We’ve discussed Ebola from multiple perspectives such as Health, Engineering, and Policy over the past few months. The deadly virus – which had previously caused only […]
The Canadian response to Ebola: a new science diplomacy?
Pascal Lapointe and Karine Morin, Science Policy co-editors In early August, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) announced that Canada would provide $3.6 million dollars to both the World Health Organization (WHO) and MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to help the international Ebola effort. This was not the first Canadian contribution; […]
By Hannah Hoag Health, Medicine and Veterinary Sciences subject editor Ebola rivets the attention and incites panic. It is cruel to those it infects. Nearly 2,300 people have died from the virus in the current outbreak in West Africa, and the WHO has warned that as many as 20,000 people could become infected before the […]
What does Ebola have to do with engineering?
Aadita Chaudhury and Sri Ray-Chauduri,Technology & Engineering co-editors Chances are you’ve heard about Ebola outbreak that has gripped several west African nations. The outcomes of Ebola are far more severe than similar diseases that claim far more lives each year, and the fatality rate is much higher than others such as cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. […]