This commentary discusses the 2 essential elements of public health preparedness, ethics and thinking ahead, for responses to Ebola epidemics.
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Dr Thomas). Ms Miller is an independent consultant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Correspondence: James C. Thomas, PhD, MEASURE Evaluation Project, 400 Meadowmont Cir, 3rd floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (email@example.com).
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.