Monday, September 29, 2014

Ebolavirus 2014 Outbreak - #1

Ebolavirus 2014 Outbreak
September 2014 Update #1
Paul Herscu, ND, MPH
Herscu Laboratory
In the context of teaching about epidemics I began writing about the topic in the 1990s. Much of that work can be found on our website I have spoken about Ebolavirus since the late 1990s, in comparison to influenza in its various forms as well as laying out strategies to implement during epidemics. What follows are my general thoughts and understanding of Ebolavirus, and how they relate to practitioners of naturopathic medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), homeopathy and other integrative medicine approaches, as of September, 2014. Practitioners have remained mostly silent, yet many search for a framework to assist in humanitarian aid at this time. I would like to elucidate information about the Ebolavirus in general, and then move to specific thoughts about the Ebola 2014 Outbreak. The first section might be read by anyone interested on the topic. The second part is aimed at practitioners.