Confronting Ebola under a failed global system : Cover / Jeremy Seabrook... [et al.]

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has set off alarm bells all over the world. The fear that the epidemic may spread beyond its present confines has generated widespread public interest and concern about a little-known disease which for the past 40 years has been confined to remote parts of the African continent. While much of the public discussion has understandably been focused on the medical and humanitarian aspects of this crisis, the following article draws attention to the social and economic roots of the epidemic. [Lead, S. 9)