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12GTHBY1 - Infectious Disease: Ebola

This unit explores the causes and spread of disease and how humans respond to invading pathogens. Disease is caused by various pathogens that are transmitted between individuals and populations in many different ways.

Encyclopaedias

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information.  Don't forget CTRL F to scan around a page quickly.



 

Ebola Virus:

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Ebola Virus:

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Smartraveller - Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: This bulletin contains new information about a confirmed death from the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, which had previously been declared by the WHO as Ebola free. This is a reminder to travellers about the potential for flare-ups of the virus in the region. 

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According to the WHO Emergency Committee  Ebola is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. This Ebola Disease Outbreak site will link you to current emergencies, preparedness and response as well as the latest situation reports.

Online database

EBSCOhost online database: Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Check the most recent newspaper and magazine articles from Australia regarding Ebola.

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BBC - Ebola - Mapping the outbreak: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and rapidly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. 

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One year ago, the West African Ebola outbreak was generating so many new cases, had spread to so many countries that the world was terrified. Many feared that the Ebola virus was the pathogen that would overwhelm humanity. Now, one year later that terror has been replaced by confidence that strong leadership, adaptation of the response to cultures and environments and innovation have turned the tide. This site collects a series of videos that focus on the WHO response to the Ebola virus.

Mixed media - YouTube

Mixed media - YouTube

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Reference generator

It is important that you show your teacher you used a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources provided on this page would look like:

Ebola 2016. Britannica School. Retrieved 14 June 2016, from http://school.eb.com.au/levels/high/article/2205

Ebola Virus n.d., chart, VIGE.co, accessed 14 June 2016, <http://www.vige.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Infographic_Medicine_042_VIRUS-EBOLA.png>.

World Health Organization 2014, WHO-EMRO: Animated video on Ebola, online video, 19 November, accessed 14 June 2016, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnvlQHJkBBY>.