Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University

Research

Seminars and Symposia

IDAC Seminar,29 May 2015

Secretariat, Alumni Association, IDAC
Date Friday,29 May 2015, 16:00~
Room Seminar-shitsu 1, IDAC Research building 7F
Title Current situation of and challenges in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (Experience report of 3-months deployment in Liberia)
Speaker Yuki FURUSE, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliation Department of Virology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Person-in-charge Kentaro Mochizukii Cell Resource Center for Biomedical Research ext. 8572
Abstract West Africa has been experiencing the devastating Ebola outbreak since February 2014. There are 26,000 cases including over 10,000 deaths from 10 countries in this outbreak. I, the speaker, was deployed to Liberia, which is one of the countries most affected by the outbreak, for 3 months as a WHO consultant. From the experience, I would like to discuss what Ebola is, how and why the infections spread so widely in the outbreak, and what we can and should do as a member of international society.