Ebola and Yellow Fever Crisis Management Insights

Edward J. Glantz, Frank E. Ritter, Tristan Endsley


This paper provides insight into crisis management of infectious disease outbreaks by comparing the current 2014 Ebola outbreak with a well-documented 1793 Yellow Fever outbreak.  These reflections on crisis approaches and management from a human factors and cognitive engineering perspective may help encourage the application of historical epidemiology to better prepare for the next global infectious disease outbreak.

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