Health workers carry the body of a victim of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. | Getty Images

How to Contain an Epidemic

Panic won't stop an epidemic, but a combination of these measures might.

April 7, 2014
7:30 AM EDT
This building is one of the facilities where those afflicted with the Ebola virus in Guinea are being isolated. | Corbis Images
A painting of Venice, titled "Venice Across the Basin of San Marco," by Francesco Guardi. | Corbis Images
A tent encampment is set up for those afflicted with the Spanish flu. | Corbis Images
A health worker is sprayed with disinfectant after exposure to the H1N1 flu. | Getty Images
A recreation of a plague costume. | Getty Images
Edward Jenner administers the smallpox vaccine to an infant in this illustration. | Getty Images
An AIDS ribbon is surrounded by candals in this observation of World AIDS Day. | Corbis Images