The Ebola outbreak highlights shortcomings in disease surveillance and response – and where we can do better

By Grant Hill-Cawthorne, Lecturer in Communicable Disease Epidemiology at University of Sydney

At this time last year, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was rapidly spreading through West Africa, and the outbreak is rightly a major item on this year’s assembly agenda. Attention will be paid to the decisions made in response to the outbreak and what this tells us about how best to respond to the next one, including for advance preparation and early warning. [Read more…]