IB Expectations: Explain how the geographic concepts of diffusion by relocation and by expansion apply to the spread of diseases. Examine the application of the concept of barriers in attempts to limit the spread of diseases. Describe the factors that have enabled reduction in incidence of a disease.

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What is Ebola?

 See more detailed explanation here 

How has it spread? See also: Here

Barriers to Ebola:

June 2014: MSF: Outbreak is out of control

December 2014: MSF says international community is not doing enough not 

Washington Post: What is needed?

allAfrica: Sierra Leone declared Ebola Free See also BBC report

BBC: UK Government sets fund to fight Ebola (and Malaria)

Tech Times: Ebola is Back in Liberia

Activity: As a group, we will create a mini case study on the spread and control of Ebola:

  • What is Ebola? How is it transmitted? What are the symptoms? What are the causes?
  • Explain the geographic concepts of diffusion by relocation and expansion of the recent Ebola outbreak. Where did it start, where did it spread and how did it spread? Use the vocabulary learned last class.
  • Barriers: What are the geographic barriers to Ebola? What human barriers have been put in place thus far for the Ebola outbreak? Classify them?
  • Describe the factors that have enabled reduction in incidence of Ebola in a specific region

Here is the Summative Assessment you will be working on after the holidays.