How to Stop an Epidemic

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  • Published: 13 August 2019
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    References:
    [1] theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/28/ebola-virus-guinea-first-victim-patient-zero
    [2] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [3] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/guinea-chart-big.png?ua=1; who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/virus-origin/en/
    [4] who.int/cholera/technical/secretariat_report/en/
    [5] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/guinea/en/
    [6] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [7] nytimes.com/2014/03/27/world/africa/guinea-government-bans-bat-soup-to-halt-ebola-outbreak.html
    [8] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/lessons/en/
    [9] who.int/choice/demography/by_country/en/
    [10] who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/who-response/en/
    [11] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [12] who.int/features/2014/ebola-myths/en/
    [13] vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [14] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/cumulative-cases-graphs.html
    [15] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/cumulative-cases-graphs.html
    [16] web.archive.org/web/20140318195354/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry_International_Airport; web.archive.org/web/20150323085135/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry_International_Airport#cite_note-Arik.2C_Gambia_stop_flights-6; allafrica.com/stories/201407100889.html; bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-17/ivory-coast-airline-to-resume-flights-to-ebola-affected-nations; web.archive.org/web/20141031141628/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungi_International_Airport
    [17] cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/treatment/index.html
    [18] who.int/emergencies/diseases/ebola/frequently-asked-questions
    [19] msf.org/liberia-msf’s-new-ebola-management-centres-already-overwhelmed
    [20] nytimes.com/2015/01/02/health/ebola-doctors-are-divided-on-iv-therapy-in-africa.html
    [21] ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734504/figure/F3/
    [22] theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/23/-sp-liberia-ebola-crematorium
    [23] afro.who.int/news/ebola-outbreak-liberia-over
    [24] news.un.org/en/story/2016/01/519932-west-africa-declared-free-ebola-transmission-un-health-agency-warns-new-flare
    [25] who.int/news-room/detail/17-07-2019-ebola-outbreak-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-declared-a-public-health-emergency-of-international-concern

Comments • 3 011

  • Apoapsis Periapsis
    Apoapsis Periapsis  3 hours back

    whos getting that plague inc vibe

    • SHËP
      SHËP  22 hours back

      Guinea: **Get's infected with the Ebola virus**
      Me still playing Plague Inc on the funny computer I found in Area 51:

      • FUMIF HONDURAS
        FUMIF HONDURAS  4 days back

        9:50 that is not the nigerian flag, thats nicaraguan or maybe honduran flag, here i didnt hear any ebola crisis

        • Rigil Kent Angeles
          Rigil Kent Angeles  5 days back

          Those townspeople deserved to die from Ebola. They cause hundreds, if not thousands of people to die.

          • Marisa _
            Marisa _  5 days back

            Just dont be sick

            • thunder
              thunder  6 days back

              how to stop an epidemic?
              just ask greenland

              • Chiara Mattoli
                Chiara Mattoli  6 days back

                14:39
                WHO: aw sh-

                • Семён Маликов

                  Nigeria has an argentine flag...

                  • ICloudydust
                    ICloudydust  1 weeks back

                    How do we stop an epidemic? Well, Karen, the answer is simple:

                    VACCINATE

                    YOUR

                    GOD-DAMNED

                    KIDS

                    • Chidiadi Agoh
                      Chidiadi Agoh  1 weeks back

                      9:51 the Nigerian flag is wrong -3-

                      • Xtabs10
                        Xtabs10  1 weeks back

                        Ghe player did not pop the cure bubbles fast enought

                        • Dog
                          Dog  1 weeks back

                          Step 1: make a facility in Greenland to fight the epidemic
                          Step 2: you survive

                          • Matthew Murdock
                            Matthew Murdock  1 weeks back

                            Anti-Vaxxers: imma bout to end this man’s whole career

                            • ya boi Dilan
                              ya boi Dilan  1 weeks back

                              Goodness, the doctors are gonna love to know this

                              • naim islam
                                naim islam  1 weeks back

                                *Perfectly normal*
                                "Watches video*
                                "I have ebola".

                                • Anne* 411
                                  Anne* 411  1 weeks back

                                  EBOLA= Elite Better Off Left Alone. They dont plan on any of us stopping the epidemic once it starts

                                  • HelloYou!
                                    HelloYou!  1 weeks back

                                    Medecins Sans Frontieres should be commended for the wonderful work they do. In the harshest regions, they are there trying to help.

                                    • I Created An Account For This

                                      Shut the gates!

                                      • Bleach
                                        Bleach  2 weeks back

                                        fucking black people...

                                        • NotPickledLemon
                                          NotPickledLemon  2 weeks back

                                          Is no one gonna mention how one of the dead people of Ebola was called Fanta??

                                          • Caroline O'Brien
                                            Caroline O'Brien  2 weeks back

                                            0:52 can we just talk about the friends name was fanta?

                                            • Juanita Bennett
                                              Juanita Bennett  2 weeks back

                                              Ugandan Knuckles Is reaserting his dominance.

                                              • Alias Fakename
                                                Alias Fakename  2 weeks back

                                                Anyone else starting to think that africa is just a lost cause?

                                                • 12345 67890
                                                  12345 67890  2 weeks back

                                                  "They didn't trust medical staff"
                                                  That was some medieval scapegoat level shit

                                                  • Samuel Banks
                                                    Samuel Banks  2 weeks back

                                                    Airplane??

                                                    • Xinyi Wang
                                                      Xinyi Wang  2 weeks back

                                                      7:00 of the video: all is well

                                                      7:31 of the video: *SIKE*

                                                      • WeinSim
                                                        WeinSim  2 weeks back

                                                        why does the narrator of wendover productions sound exactly like the narrotor from half as interesting?

                                                        • WeinSim
                                                          WeinSim  6 days back

                                                          @Vansh Sahota ahh really? didn't know that

                                                        • Vansh Sahota
                                                          Vansh Sahota  6 days back

                                                          WeinSim Cause that’s his second channel

                                                      • Nicholas Stockman
                                                        Nicholas Stockman  2 weeks back

                                                        0:52 Now I Ain't Drinkin' Fanta Anymore

                                                        • Zero
                                                          Zero  2 weeks back

                                                          how to stop an epidemic? prevent a single outbreak sure, but conventional wisdom is that you dont, many ways you could minimize it but even insignificantly it only postpone the inevitable, but no way to actually fully stop it, think it as... when a epidemic hits its a both a mass dying and a human adaptation to the nature counter measure of self immunity take place, when the surviving people lives on they will have a immunity to the virus, and even recent research shows that vaccine for different disease can help the immune system to get certain amount of resistance to other diseases, theoretically it shouldn't happen but recent data show it does have certain effect, so we may fucked up our survival as a whole specie for keeping curtain diseases form ourselves, cuz if one thing that taught us is that you cant never fully contain all diseases, and even if you do it will just become a weapon for nation struggle and be unleashed when we are most vulnerable, and do what nature has in plan for us in the first place. The Aztec empire where wiped out not directly by Cortés military but by the plague brought there from Europe because the people was never exposed to such disease so their lack of exposure from their isolated ancestry assured their doom, fighting nature is a war you never win

                                                          • Khan 92983832
                                                            Khan 92983832  2 weeks back

                                                            Question:How to stop a epidemic



                                                            Wait a minute.
                                                            (Researchers play plague inc to see and conclude which procedures to contain the outbreak)
                                                            (Meanwhile, an outbreak happened in west africa)
                                                            (Researchers and medical staff discuss about how to stop that epidemic)
                                                            (*Sending planes filled with research teams to speeed up the cure or treatment*)


                                                            Wendover Productions:*Wait a minute thats illlegal.*

                                                            • CasualPrince
                                                              CasualPrince  2 weeks back

                                                              I thought these would be actual tips but instead I’ve watched a 16 minute documentary on Ebola. Don’t regret

                                                              • Kimli
                                                                Kimli  2 weeks back

                                                                Noone:


                                                                People of Guinea : hmmm, yummy BAT soup today for lunch

                                                              • Nickolas Don Hilcher
                                                                Nickolas Don Hilcher  3 weeks back

                                                                Bat soup

                                                                • Entety303 Does stuff
                                                                  Entety303 Does stuff  3 weeks back

                                                                  Why is the flag of nigeria the flag of Nicaragua

                                                                  • Nega Framtid
                                                                    Nega Framtid  3 weeks back

                                                                    brussels airlines making up for the sins of the leopold ?

                                                                    • Christian Vince
                                                                      Christian Vince  3 weeks back

                                                                      Greenland Bombs infected!

                                                                      • FT_FR.KD
                                                                        FT_FR.KD  3 weeks back

                                                                        The Who?

                                                                        • Kevin Larsson
                                                                          Kevin Larsson  3 weeks back

                                                                          The actual reverse of Plague Doctors.


                                                                          Instead of the doctor spreading the virus and the patient dies, the doctor doesn't spread the virus but the patient dies :P

                                                                          • Justin Francisco
                                                                            Justin Francisco  3 weeks back

                                                                            Wendover i love your videos!

                                                                            • R Jose
                                                                              R Jose  3 weeks back

                                                                              They're from the government and their there to help! Fuck you Reagan

                                                                              • Maurice
                                                                                Maurice  3 weeks back

                                                                                @0:52 nooo please not fanta!!!! i love that drink!!

                                                                                • Gabe Fernandez
                                                                                  Gabe Fernandez  3 weeks back

                                                                                  9:49 Thats Nicaragua buddy not Nigeria

                                                                                  • Andrew Siegel
                                                                                    Andrew Siegel  3 weeks back

                                                                                    7:39 10 IQ play

                                                                                    • GemTV Africa
                                                                                      GemTV Africa  4 weeks back

                                                                                      why do the planes and travel lines look almost like ebola?

                                                                                      • GemTV Africa
                                                                                        GemTV Africa  4 weeks back

                                                                                        why do the planes and travel lines look almost like ebola?

                                                                                        • 3xecutor3
                                                                                          3xecutor3  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I remember this outbreak vividly. I live about 90 miles from Atlanta and it was a little scary when a doctor and nurse who had contracted the disease were flown into ATL to be treated at Emory Medical Center. They both were recipients of an experimental cure and as far as I can remember they both made a full recovery. I still remember watching the live broadcast as the isolation ambulance was shown pulling up to the hospital and the infected surprisingly was able to walk in unassisted while wearing full containment gear.

                                                                                          • Jorge Macias
                                                                                            Jorge Macias  4 weeks back

                                                                                            It's the very least Belgians could do for the African people!

                                                                                            • u no
                                                                                              u no  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Guinea: *has one patient*
                                                                                              Greenland: I’m gonna do what’s called a pro gamer move