Ebola has captured attention as a major health crisis. From West Africa to the United Kingdom and United States, the spread of Ebola has become increasingly pervasive. Hans House will examine the current Ebola outbreak in and around Guinea and review the history of Ebola as a disease. Understanding how Ebola emerged as a new disease gives us insight into how new diseases have developed and will continue to appear over time.
Dr. House is a professor and head of the educational programs in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. House attended medical school at University of Southern California and completed a dual residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medical at University of California, Los Angeles. He also studied at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He studies new and emerging infections and regularly lectures on travel related and emerging infectious diseases.