By Lawrence O. Gostin
The United States and Europe have grossly overreacted to a few isolated cases of the Ebola virus within their borders. These panicked responses are not just futile. By violating basic scientific principles, they defy the fundamental ethical criterion for compulsory public-health action. And when it comes to protecting citizens from Ebola—not to mention preventing similar global health crises from emerging in the future—these responses may well be counterproductive.
News reports say that the Philippine government is consolidating its response program to prepare the public and health sectors, including health workers in major transit hubs such as airports and seaports, to fight the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the event that it hits us.
Aside from the fact that regularly doing exercise and seriously engaging in sports improve health, getting involved in martial arts training may give the practitioner several essential benefits.
By Art Villasanta
China responded to international pressure to release more data about Ebola virus disease infections in the mainland but only on one province. And the data are generally confusing, and relate only to one province.
By Dany Shoham
, Hrishabh Sandilya
Which countries, beyond those in West Africa, are most susceptible to the Ebola epidemic? Most epidemiologists do not fear much for the developed world, with its effective quarantine measures and tracking procedures, or even for sparsely populated developing countries.