Entrant’s name: Alissa Eckert
Membership Type: Professional
Address: Atlanta, GA
Client: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Medium / software used: Photoshop CC 2014, Illustrator CC 2014
Final presentation format: downloadable web graphic
Primary audience: General public
Intended purpose: This image illustrates how Ebola found in an animal reservoir can lead to
human transmission. The Ebola virus ecology and transmission is illustrated from left to right on the
page. Given a central location among the animals in the illustration, bats are strongly implicated as
both reservoirs and hosts for the ebolavirus.
The “spillover event” as illustrated by the male hunter links animal-to-animal transmission with
human-to-human transmission. Once humans are infected, strict isolation is essential to reducing
onward ebolavirus transmission from human to human. These modes of human-to-human
transmission are provided to the right of the hunter.
The digital watercolor design was meant to be approachable and easily accessible to limited health
The graphic is currently hosted on the CDC’s Ebola webpage.