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Dr. Christopher Mores, Ebola (2015)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Port Loko, Sierra Leone

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-03-09

Duration: 00:28:23

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Mores, Christopher | Health Care | Ebola virus disease | Sierra Leone


  • Mores, Christopher Speaker


A speech by Dr. Christopher Mores before the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 9, 2015. Mores is a researcher at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He discusses: his work in epidemiology; his qualifications for working on the Ebola outbreak; his role as the lead epidemiologist and infection control specialist at the Ebola Treatment Center in Port Loko, Sierra Leone; the basic characteristics of the Ebola virus; the recent epidemic; and strategies for addressing the disease in the future. He also answers questions from the press regarding an Ebola vaccine, travel restrictions, and the international troops sent to the affected countries.