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Mapping Medical Disasters: Ebola Makes Old Lessons, New

  • Tom Koch (a1)
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Disaster medicine is characterized by shortages of everything but patients. There are never enough beds, equipment, personnel, or supplies. In the 2014 Ebola epidemic, another scarcity was maps. The need for maps of the affected areas, and the ways the maps were used, serve to emphasize the way maps have always served in both disaster medicine and public health preparedness. Those lessons are reviewed here in the context of the Ebola epidemic. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2015;0:1-8)

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