Global lessons from Nigerias ebolavirus control strategy

Chris Elemuwa, Ruth Kutalek, Mohammad Ali, Edison Mworozi, Sonali Kochhar, Barbara Rath, Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative

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Abstract

The current Ebola virus disease outbreak challenged medical and public health systems in West Africa. In Nigeria, the existing infrastructure of the polio surveillance system was leveraged rapidly to contain the spread of Ebola virus. We highlight important lessons learnt from the successful implementation of Ebola virus disease surveillance strategies, which should be amplified further to prepare the ground for successful vaccination programs. Close collaboration between national and international stakeholders as well as public/private partnerships will be instrumental in future Ebola virus immunization strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1397-1400
Number of pages4
JournalExpert review of vaccines
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2015

Keywords

  • Nigeria
  • ebola viruss
  • ebolavirus disease
  • infrastructure
  • outbreak
  • polio surveillance
  • vaccines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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