Biohackers Discuss: Ebola!

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4799 Shattuck Avenue · Oakland, CA

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Ebola is all over the press with pictures reminiscent of a true pandemic. We've been following the news and have been sifting out facts from fears. Bring your questions as we talk about how scientists and epidemiologists examine outbreaks. We will show you how you can help with the relief effort in the countries hit by Ebola - and maybe even in studying the virus!

Here are some excellent resources about Ebola:

• Is Ebola virus going to kill me? (https://medium.com/@JohnSkylar/is-ebola-virus-going-to-kill-me-daf7fa3b0f2c) - If you’re asking that question, this is for you.

• TWiV 297: Ebola! Don’t panic (http://www.twiv.tv/2014/08/10/twiv-297/), and TWiV 302: The sky is falling (http://www.twiv.tv/2014/09/14/twiv-302/) - two outstanding episodes of Patrik's favorite hard-core science podcast, This Week in Virology. Also contains tons of useful links.

• CDC page on 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html)

• WHO page on Ebola Virus Disease (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/)

• Analysis of Ebola virus genome Crowdsourcing (https://github.com/ebola-crowdsource/genomics)

• Doctors Without Borders donation page (http://www.msf.org/donate) - These people are on thefore front at every Ebola outbreak

• Stop the Spread of Ebola in West Africa | Unicef USA (https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/stop-spread-ebola-west-africa/18771) - prevention through education and hygiene supplies