The New England Journal of Medicine – The battle to contain and ultimately defeat the Ebola epidemic of 2014–2015 has been vividly described. Caught off guard from the start and hindered by myriad coordination, communication, and other problems, a combination of local and international teams fought back with determination, courage, and eventually the deployment of substantial resources to stem the contagion and save lives. Yet more than 11,000 people died, and local economies were brought to a halt. The battle was won, but at immense cost. Continue reading