Tag: Pandemic

The next Ebola?

Since the first outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in 1976, there have been numerous other outbreaks in humans across Africa with fatality rates ranging from 50% to 90%. Humans can become infected with the Ebola virus after direct contact with blood or bodily fluids from an infected person or animal. The virus also infects and kills other primates, though fruit bats are suspected to be the most likely carriers of the virus in the wild. In the countries...

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Ebola Epidemic Spurs Students to Launch Global Design Competition for Medical Healing

Driven by suffering Ebola patients and caregivers, architecture and medical students at New York Institute of Technology have launched a global competition to generate design ideas for mobile healing environments in areas affected by epidemics. The students formed a nonprofit group, Habitat for Healing, to solicit ideas for what they are calling Mobile Architectures for Strategic Healing or the “MASH Pad” project. The competition is...

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