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The Ebola outbreak in comparison: Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire

Heitz Tokpa, Katharina and Kaufmann, Andrea and Zanker, Franzisca. (2015) The Ebola outbreak in comparison: Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. GIGA Focus International Edition English, 2015 (3).

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Abstract

West Africa has been fighting its first epidemic of the Ebola virus disease for more thana year now. Despite a decline of infections, especially in urban centres, new cases stillemerge and call for continued vigilance. According to the WHO, there have been 26,044cases with 10,808 mortalities as of April 22, 2015. Though Sierra Leone has by nowexperienced the highest number of cases, overall mortality rates are higher in Liberia,where almost half of those infected died (4,573 of 10,212). No case has been recorded inCôte d’Ivoire. Why has there not been a single official case in Côte d’Ivoire despite thefact that it shares large parts of its border with Liberia and Guinea?
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ethnologie > Visuelle und politische Ethnologie (Förster)
UniBasel Contributors:Heitz Tokpa, Katharina E. and Kaufmann, Andrea
Item Type:Article
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:German Institute of Global and Area Studies
ISSN:2196-3940
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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  • urn: urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-430638
Last Modified:30 Jun 2016 11:00
Deposited On:15 Mar 2016 14:12

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