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Pre-empting the spread of Ebola

Nnamdi Ezeanochie and Ebele Mogo
Colorado School of Public Health doctoral students Nnamdi Ezeanochie and Ebele Mogo are half a world away from their African home, but that's not stopping them from doing all they can to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Advocating the use of mobile health technology and other outreach, they are working with community leaders in Nigeria, where both of their families are from, to develop emergency response plans and gather real-time health data.
"We knew we couldn't afford to wait for the spread to happen, so we decided to take some proactive steps," Ezeanochie said. "We're not working on the clinical drug treatment of Ebola, but rather a population-based approach to slow down an outbreak."

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