Catastrophic Ebola outbreak not a perfect storm but systems failure: MSF

March 23, 2015 5:31 PM

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Catastrophic Ebola outbreak not a perfect storm but systems failure: MSF

Medecins Sans Frontieres, which is also known as Doctors Without Borders, released the report to coincide with the year anniversary of the recognition that Ebola had broken out in Guinea, a part of Africa that had never before dealt with the disease.

The report notes that many observers have suggested the scale of the outbreak was due to a perfect storm-like confluence of factors. The disease appeared at the juncture of three countries with porous borders and fragile health-care systems. And it ravaged people with no prior experience with Ebola ...

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