Ebola

Woolverton Dean Sonia Alemagno got the phone call mid-morning on October 15.  Provost Todd Diacon was on the line.  The college’s expertise was needed – now!  A second nurse who had cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient, was diagnosed as infected with the highly contagious, deadly virus.  The nurse visited Ohio just days before,...

Woolverton Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies will hold a roundtable discussion on Ebola and How the State of Healthcare in Africa Affects National Public Health. The event will take place Oct. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Room 230, African Community Theatre at Ritchie Hall. This is the second conversation as part of a yearlong series titled...

College of Public Health

Ebola The 2014 West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is the largest in history.  EVD is one of the world’s most virulent diseases, with a fatality rate of up to 90 percent, although in the present epidemic, the rate of death is about 70 percent.  The Ebola virus is transmitted to people from wild animals, and fruit bats of the...

Ebola Kent State University’s Department of Pan-African Studies will hold a roundtable discussion on police state, militarism, brutality and the use of deadly force at an upcoming event. “Violence and the Pan-African World: Inspiring Change” will take place Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 230, African Community Theatre at Ritchie Hall. This event is...