The UK's multidisciplinary response to an Ebola epidemic

Sian Reece, Colin Brown*, William Dunning, Meera Chand-Kumar, Maria Zambon, Michael Jacobs

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The West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic was the largest and most devastating outbreak of EVD the world has ever seen. Its impact was felt far from the shores of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with public health systems and clinicians across the globe confronted with an international response both in the affected region and within their own borders. The UK had a prominent role in response efforts, particularly in Sierra Leone. This article highlights how UK academic, health service, military, commercial and public health professionals all played a signifi cant role both at home and abroad.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • Ebola
  • Outbreak
  • Planning
  • Resilience
  • Response
  • Sierra Leone
  • UK


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