How to Stop an Epidemic

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  • Published: 13 August 2019
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    References:
    [1] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/28/ebola-virus-guinea-first-victim-patient-zero
    [2] https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [3] https://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/guinea-chart-big.png?ua=1; https://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/virus-origin/en/
    [4] https://www.who.int/cholera/technical/secretariat_report/en/
    [5] https://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/guinea/en/
    [6] https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [7] https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/world/africa/guinea-government-bans-bat-soup-to-halt-ebola-outbreak.html
    [8] https://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/ebola-6-months/lessons/en/
    [9] https://www.who.int/choice/demography/by_country/en/
    [10] https://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/who-response/en/
    [11] https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [12] https://www.who.int/features/2014/ebola-myths/en/
    [13] https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2014/10/ebola-virus-epidemic-containment
    [14] https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/cumulative-cases-graphs.html
    [15] https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/cumulative-cases-graphs.html
    [16] https://web.archive.org/web/20140318195354/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry_International_Airport; https://web.archive.org/web/20150323085135/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry_International_Airport#cite_note-Arik.2C_Gambia_stop_flights-6; https://allafrica.com/stories/201407100889.html; https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-17/ivory-coast-airline-to-resume-flights-to-ebola-affected-nations; https://web.archive.org/web/20141031141628/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungi_International_Airport
    [17] https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/treatment/index.html
    [18] https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/ebola/frequently-asked-questions
    [19] https://www.msf.org/liberia-msf’s-new-ebola-management-centres-already-overwhelmed
    [20] https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/health/ebola-doctors-are-divided-on-iv-therapy-in-africa.html
    [21] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734504/figure/F3/
    [22] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/23/-sp-liberia-ebola-crematorium
    [23] https://afro.who.int/news/ebola-outbreak-liberia-over
    [24] https://news.un.org/en/story/2016/01/519932-west-africa-declared-free-ebola-transmission-un-health-agency-warns-new-flare
    [25] https://www.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 • 3 020

  • Mate Marijan
    Mate Marijan  2 hours back

    africa is such a shithole

    • W0Y4K
      W0Y4K  6 hours back

      The number was 115?
      COD Zombies right there. I remember people had many theories about how it was supposed to be "ebola," but it didn't really play out that way.
      Although, I do remember someone saying the numbers "38074" would flash in the zombies menu, which is leet for "ebola."

      • Baseball Savage 16
        Baseball Savage 16  19 hours back

        A guy at my church got Ebola from helping

        • lolatomroflsinnlos
          lolatomroflsinnlos  22 hours back

          Background music sounds like someone is calling me in Discord.

          • Einar
            Einar  23 hours back

            9.50 i dont think that´s the flag of nigeria...

            • Emil Kovachev
              Emil Kovachev  23 hours back

              I hope there comes a day when the Earth will wipe out all of humanity.... People are shit and they deserve to die !!! Everything is negative and needs to end !!!

              • Jason_Pereira 20254015

                DNA points.

                • Apoapsis Periapsis
                  Apoapsis Periapsis  2 days back

                  whos getting that plague inc vibe

                  • SHËP
                    SHËP  3 days 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  6 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  1 weeks back

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

                        • Marisa _
                          Marisa _  1 weeks back

                          Just dont be sick

                          • thunder
                            thunder  1 weeks back

                            how to stop an epidemic?
                            just ask greenland

                            • Chiara Mattoli
                              Chiara Mattoli  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                              • Anne* 411
                                                Anne* 411  2 weeks back

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

                                                • HelloYou!
                                                  HelloYou!  2 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  1 weeks back

                                                                        @Vansh Sahota ahh really? didn't know that

                                                                      • Vansh Sahota
                                                                        Vansh Sahota  1 weeks 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  3 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  4 weeks back

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

                                                                                            • Maurice
                                                                                              Maurice  4 weeks back

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