sackler school

Why Ebola Needs a Measured Response

The poor public health infrastructure in West Africa is what has made the Ebola epidemic so deadly, and quarantines against the disease in the U.S. are counterproductive. Physicians also need to play a more prominent role in assuaging public panic about the outbreak. Those were some of the main points raised last week during a series of discussions at Tufts about the epidemic. The Office of the Provost sponsored the seminars as part of the One Health Initiative, a multidisciplinary effort designed to illustrate the connections between human, animal and environmental health.