To cope with Ebola, Australia must invest more in public health

By Lesley Russell
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:26pm, first published October 3 2014 - 5:54pm

A single case of Ebola in Texas has sparked huge concerns among the American population and left public health officials, clinicians and politicians struggling to provide reassurances that the risks are minimal and manageable. Australians wonder about when the virus will arrive on our shores. An Australian expert in infectious diseases offered this advice: "Developed nations have a strong public health and hospital infrastructure; therefore, the appearance of new cases of Ebola in countries like the USA should not be a cause for alarm as they should have the resources to limit the spread of any infection."

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