Ebola: The Basics and Predictions

The following presentation took place on October 28th, 2014, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham"s  School of Public Health. Craig Wilson, MD, Professor and Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health at the UAB School of Public Health, delivers a comprehensive  overview of the Ebola virus from origin, to historical trends, and a focus on the current outbreak in West  Africa. Dr. Wilson has extensive experience and expertise in international global health programs. His primary goal with the Sparkman Center is to develop international programs that would allow multidisciplinary engagement and opportunities for capacity building and research.

"Ebola: The Basics and Predictions"

Primary Care Setting -- a facility that provides integrated, accessible health services by clinicians who are ac-countable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.  
Medically Underserved Community (MUC) Setting -- a geographic location or population of individuals that is eligible for designation by a state and/or the federal government as a health professions shortage area (HPSA); medically underserved area (MUA) and/or medically underserved population (MUP). These communities have limited access to primary health care services. The term MUC is an umbrella term that can be used to describe any location that meets one or more of the previously identified designations.  
Rural Setting -- a geographical area that is not part of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).  A MSA is an area that contains a core urban area of at least 10,000 population.