Johns Hopkins, my undergraduate alma mater, has always held a special place in my heart and mind. It is one of the greatest institutions of "higher" learning and the people who attend and work there are exposed to a ridiculous wealth of knowledge. Now, as usual, Johns Hopkins has put together a special forum to discuss and explain Ebola from all angles, including the history, epidemiology, current and past outbreaks, and treatment solutions. Please take some time to review the videos they published on YouTube. In particular, Dr Trish Perl's talk (Part 2) is highly informative and educational. She puts into perspective the other past outbreaks of the Ebola and similar viruses.

EBOLA CRISIS DEANS SYMPOSIUM

PART 1: FIGHTING EBOLA AS A COMMUNITY

PART 2: LESSONS FROM PAST & PRESENT OUTBREAKS

PART 3: FINANCING GLOBAL RESPONSE TO EBOLA

PART 4: EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT FOR EBOLA

PART 5: IMMEDIATE & LONG TERM EBOLA MODELING

PART 6: CHALLENGES FOR UNPREPARED HEALTH SYSTEMS

PART 7: PANEL

PART 7: PANEL DISCUSSION