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Ebola outbreak help extends from space

July 21, 2015

CBC News | July 19, 2015

Space tech­nol­o­gy such as satel­lite images and telemed­i­cine could play a big­ger role in help­ing to con­trol the Ebo­la out­break that’s killed more than 11,250 peo­ple, a Cana­di­an doc­tor says. This week’s issue of the med­ical jour­nal Lancet Infec­tious Dis­ease includes a com­men­tary titled “Help from Above — out­er space and the fight against Ebo­la.” Lead author Dr. Farhan Asrar, an assis­tant pro­fes­sor in fam­i­ly and com­mu­ni­ty med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.…Read more