How to Stop an Epidemic

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  • Published: 13 August 2019
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    References:
    [1] theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/28/ebola-virus-guinea-first-victim-patient-zero
    [2] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [3] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/guinea-chart-big.png?ua=1; who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/virus-origin/en/
    [4] who.int/cholera/technical/secretariat_report/en/
    [5] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/guinea/en/
    [6] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [7] nytimes.com/2014/03/27/world/africa/guinea-government-bans-bat-soup-to-halt-ebola-outbreak.html
    [8] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/lessons/en/
    [9] who.int/choice/demography/by_country/en/
    [10] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/who-response/en/
    [11] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [12] who.int/features/2014/ebola-myths/en/
    [13] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [14] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/cumulative-cases-graphs.html
    [15] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/cumulative-cases-graphs.html
    [16] web.archive.org/web/20140318195354/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry_International_Airport; web.archive.org/web/20150323085135/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry_International_Airport#cite_note-Arik.2C_Gambia_stop_flights-6; allafrica.com/stories/201407100889.html; bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-17/ivory-coast-airline-to-resume-flights-to-ebola-affected-nations; web.archive.org/web/20141031141628/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungi_International_Airport
    [17] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/treatment/index.html
    [18] who.int/emergencies/diseases/ebola/frequently-asked-questions
    [19] msf.org/liberia-msf’s-new-ebola-management-centres-already-overwhelmed
    [20] nytimes.com/2015/01/02/health/ebola-doctors-are-divided-on-iv-therapy-in-africa.html
    [21] ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734504/figure/F3/
    [22] theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/23/-sp-liberia-ebola-crematorium
    [23] afro.who.int/news/ebola-outbreak-liberia-over
    [24] news.un.org/en/story/2016/01/519932-west-africa-declared-free-ebola-transmission-un-health-agency-warns-new-flare
    [25] who.int/news-room/detail/17-07-2019-ebola-outbreak-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-declared-a-public-health-emergency-of-international-concern

Comments • 3 081

  • Hey Ho
    Hey Ho  3 days back

    You should have mentioned how the natives stormed Ebola help centers to break the infected out, that's probably a crucial step to "how to stop an epidemic".

    • wintergaming
      wintergaming  4 days back

      this video made wash my hands like 7 times

      • Mandy
        Mandy  4 days back

        “If anyone suspected anyone of having Ebola”
        Me thinking about the Salem Witch Trials: “If anyone suspected anyone of being a witch”

        • Grim Alpha
          Grim Alpha  5 days back

          Ebola 2 has began in Congo
          Successful your Plauge has wiped out humanity

          • No Excuses
            No Excuses  5 days back

            Companies need to stop using acronyms that are real words for their companies

            • mery gun
              mery gun  7 days back

              A family friend
              Fanta.
              Me: Wait. that's illegal imo

              • German-American Mapping

                9:50
                That's Nicaragua's flag, not Nigeria's.

                • Rainbow Labs / KKKLEJ Matrixo

                  2:06 South Sudan is not a country but a part of sudan

                  • Uh
                    Uh  1 weeks back

                    I feel bad for criticizing these uneducated people but like................ they believed that........that the doctors were SPREADING the virus? Come on now

                    • Alexfrommd
                      Alexfrommd  1 weeks back

                      Nah I'll just genocide

                      • Glashen
                        Glashen  1 weeks back

                        I just happened to see this a day before Black Friday...




                        Where are my Division Agents at?

                        • uncriticalsimon
                          uncriticalsimon  1 weeks back

                          "In the event of an epidemic, please try not to panic."

                          • Ishan Dey
                            Ishan Dey  1 weeks back

                            This comment section


                            80%: Plague inc references
                            20%: Actually 'I hope it will not happen' s

                            • Julia Naylor
                              Julia Naylor  2 weeks back

                              Haitian earthquake survivers caught a type of cholera that turned out to endemic to the place some of the soldiers who worked to help them had come from, in other words one of them or more was an unwitting carrier. The government of Haiti was furious about this, and decided to sue.

                              • Sharky Gaming
                                Sharky Gaming  2 weeks back

                                Wait that boys father is named fanta?
                                Xd

                                • Rain Likes Bangtan
                                  Rain Likes Bangtan  2 weeks back

                                  *EBOLA TO ERADICATE HUMANITY*
                                  Your disease Ebola has wiped out humanity dispite the human's best efforts. The last few humans lie dying in holes with no chance of survival.

                                  • Rain Likes Bangtan
                                    Rain Likes Bangtan  2 weeks back

                                    *insert plague inc noises*

                                    • Shouri Bagchi
                                      Shouri Bagchi  2 weeks back

                                      Dude @9:49 u used an Argentinian flag for Nigeria, the Nigerian flag has 3 vertical stripes: green/white/green. Plz correct. Cheers!

                                      • The USA
                                        The USA  2 weeks back

                                        Brussels Air only sent flights to get new colonies in Africa.

                                        • Dad
                                          Dad  2 weeks back

                                          Wrong, the real answer is to close the sea port in Greenland.

                                          • Alfie Mack
                                            Alfie Mack  2 weeks back

                                            This is Plague.Inc irl

                                            • Elsa Öhh
                                              Elsa Öhh  2 weeks back

                                              1. Start in Saudi Arabia

                                              2. Pray that Greenland doesn’t close its ports

                                              • Tiarnán McKibben
                                                Tiarnán McKibben  2 weeks back

                                                This video was less How to Stop an Epidemic, more An In-depth History of Ebola in Africa

                                                • P Major
                                                  P Major  2 weeks back

                                                  Is nobody gonna talk about the person named FANTA?

                                                  • GoodishGamer
                                                    GoodishGamer  2 weeks back

                                                    Ahh see, Ebola wasn't popping them blue bubbles that's why it failed

                                                    • sgffd bfxgs
                                                      sgffd bfxgs  2 weeks back

                                                      I am happy to announce the world is healthy.
                                                      The World Health Organisation is to be stripped of funds.
                                                      To keep the world healthy we need to feed it properly. Emaciated people are not healthy.

                                                      • S. A. Debre
                                                        S. A. Debre  2 weeks back

                                                        9:49 Bruh that's not Nigeria's flag, it's Nicaragua's.

                                                        • I have an extra chromosome

                                                          I believe it's called quarantine

                                                          • G Guidarelli
                                                            G Guidarelli  2 weeks back

                                                            Maybe cholera killed so many because they had shitty drinking water? Literally..

                                                            • IFollowMarxismAndYouShouldToo

                                                              whenever I watch videos about diseases I feel like I have it

                                                              • Indignatio 1945
                                                                Indignatio 1945  2 weeks back

                                                                15:16 lol do I see a kurzgesagt shirt :P

                                                                • spoderroo
                                                                  spoderroo  2 weeks back

                                                                  one bat: ima bite a kid

                                                                  everyone: ah shit here we go again

                                                                  • Jakson McLane
                                                                    Jakson McLane  2 weeks back

                                                                    the quality of these videos are amazing, keep it up.

                                                                    • Daniel Routzahn
                                                                      Daniel Routzahn  3 weeks back

                                                                      Medical professionals thinking they stopped an epidemic: “Job well done, mission accomplished”

                                                                      Ebola: *Giorno’s Theme Intensifies*

                                                                      • Humphry Shan
                                                                        Humphry Shan  3 weeks back

                                                                        Who's here after they found the cure for ebola? (REGN-EB3 and MAb114)

                                                                        • Mate Marijan
                                                                          Mate Marijan  3 weeks back

                                                                          africa is such a shithole

                                                                          • W0Y4K
                                                                            W0Y4K  3 weeks back

                                                                            The number was 115?
                                                                            COD Zombies right there. I remember people had many theories about how it was supposed to be "ebola," but it didn't really play out that way.
                                                                            Although, I do remember someone saying the numbers "38074" would flash in the zombies menu, which is leet for "ebola."

                                                                            • Baseball Savage 16
                                                                              Baseball Savage 16  3 weeks back

                                                                              A guy at my church got Ebola from helping

                                                                              • lolatomroflsinnlos
                                                                                lolatomroflsinnlos  3 weeks back

                                                                                Background music sounds like someone is calling me in Discord.

                                                                                • Einar
                                                                                  Einar  3 weeks back

                                                                                  9.50 i dont think that´s the flag of nigeria...

                                                                                  • Emil Kovachev
                                                                                    Emil Kovachev  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I hope there comes a day when the Earth will wipe out all of humanity.... People are shit and they deserve to die !!! Everything is negative and needs to end !!!

                                                                                    • Jason_Pereira 20254015
                                                                                      Jason_Pereira 20254015  3 weeks back

                                                                                      DNA points.

                                                                                      • Apoapsis Periapsis
                                                                                        Apoapsis Periapsis  3 weeks back

                                                                                        whos getting that plague inc vibe

                                                                                        • SHËP
                                                                                          SHËP  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Guinea: **Get's infected with the Ebola virus**
                                                                                          Me still playing Plague Inc on the funny computer I found in Area 51:

                                                                                          • FUMIF HONDURAS
                                                                                            FUMIF HONDURAS  3 weeks back

                                                                                            9:50 that is not the nigerian flag, thats nicaraguan or maybe honduran flag, here i didnt hear any ebola crisis

                                                                                            • Rigil Kent Angeles
                                                                                              Rigil Kent Angeles  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Those townspeople deserved to die from Ebola. They cause hundreds, if not thousands of people to die.

                                                                                              • Kirksmarine _
                                                                                                Kirksmarine _  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Just dont be sick

                                                                                                • thunder
                                                                                                  thunder  4 weeks back

                                                                                                  how to stop an epidemic?
                                                                                                  just ask greenland