The Economics Of Ebola, Or Why There’s No Remedy

August 20, 2014 Nemes Random

The basic answer, as Beth Skwarecki of PLoS.org explains, can be found in economics. The Ebola virus doesn’t rank as a major illness. As the going along with chart shows, measles strikes about 20 million individuals a year and eliminates more than 120,000; cancer adds 14.1 million cases a year and eliminates 8.2 million; HIV contaminates 2.5 million people a year and kills 1.7 million. (The cancer stats are from 2012 and the HIV numbers from 2011.)The existing outbreak of Ebola numbered 1,323 cases and 729 fatalities.

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