SS47 AIMS 2016 Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA

Title:  Mathematical Contribution towards the understanding of the dynamics of the 2014 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa.
Organizer(s):
Name: Affiliation: Country: Email Address:
Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem
Lehigh University
USA
mit703@lehigh.edu
Abba Gumel
Arizona State University
USA
agumel@asu.edu
Folashade Agusto
Austin Peay State University
USA
folashade_agusto@yahoo.com
Introduction:
The 2014 West African Ebola epidemic riveted the world, and is the worst yet on record. Even though there has been a slowdown of the epidemic, there is a risk of resurgence in the near future or sometime later. Thus research to fully understand factors that contributed to its spread and control efforts that were crucial in mitigating its spread need to continue. Mathematical models were crucial in some of these regards. The aim of this minisymposium is to highlight the mathematical contributions towards the understanding of the dynamics, spread and control of the 2014 Ebola epidemic.