Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone Presentation

Join us this Sunday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. for a special presentation by LSU researcher Christopher Mores on his time in the west African nation Sierra Leone.

ebola-2Mores, SM, ScD, is a virologist, trained in infectious disease epidemiology, and an associate professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He will speak about his work in Africa regarding the Ebola outbreak and U.S. policies related to Ebola. He landed in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on November 29, 2014, to help with the development of an Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) and served as the lead epidemiologist and infection control specialist at the ETC in Port Loko with colleagues from the GOAL Aid Agency, which includes 120 clinical and support staff members. Dr. Mores also worked with international aid agencies such as the WHO, UN, and USAID, as well as the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Health to initiate a surveillance scheme for the purpose of preventing future outbreaks. He returned to the U.S. on February 4 of this year.



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