Joseph Mccormick, M.D. - Ebola Investigator Involved in 1976 Outbreak Available to Discuss His Experiences and Provide Insight on Current Outbreak

Article ID: 623649

Released: 23-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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  • Credit: The University of Texas School of Public Health, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

    Joseph McCormick, M.D.

Joseph McCormick, M.D., regional dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus, was involved in investigating the first-recorded Ebola outbreak in 1976.

His experiences are chronicled in a book coauthored with his wife, Susan Fisher Hoch, M.D., titled Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC. He has intimate knowledge of West Africa and can provide his unique insights into the public health aspects of this current outbreak.

Among the topics he could discuss: the original outbreak, the region impacted by the current outbreak and why they think this particular outbreak has been so difficult to control.

He can also provide an interesting perspective on the designation of “emerging diseases”: https://www.uth.edu/media/story.htm?id=acad8888-849b-40c0-91d5-66cff7297a3c


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