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Virologica Sinica, 30 (3) : 234-237, 2015
Are developing countries prepared to face Ebola-like outbreaks?
1. Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara 630-0192, Japan
2. National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54590, Pakistan
 Correspondence: aftabac@yahoo.com
Many developing countries lack a functional health care system, especially African countries. Such a system is not only important to monitor emergencies but also to develop an integrated response; otherwise, any epidemic can spread rapidly(as was observed in the case of Ebola) and pose huge problems worldwide. According to WHO reports, the basic health care system in most countries affected by Ebola is very fragile(http://www.who.int/healthsystems); substantial investments are needed to improve the infrastructure and bring reforms. This is not only important for African countries; in fact, most developing countries need additional investments to improve the healthcare sector.
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  Published online: 19 Jun 2015
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