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Shifting the Paradigm - Applying Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease.

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Fischer, William A, Crozier, Ian, Bausch, Daniel G, Muyembe, Jean-Jacques, Mulangu, Sabue, Diaz, Janet V, Kojan, Richard, Wohl, David A and Jacob, Shevin T ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2425-9394 (2019) 'Shifting the Paradigm - Applying Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease.'. New England Journal of Medicine, Vol 380, Issue 15, pp. 1389-1391.

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Abstract

As the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) 10th outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) rages in this resource-limited, war-torn region, advances in the delivery of supportive care and the introduction of investigational therapies provide a glimmer of hope amid the mounting infections. In the absence of effective therapies or vaccines, EVD outbreak response has centered around the most basic of public health principles — identification and isolation of patients with suspected and confirmed EVD and tracking of all the contacts of the confirmed patients, who are then rapidly isolated if they show signs of disease. This strategy of “identify, isolate, and track” allows public health responders to curtail and eventually eliminate virus transmission in the community and has been the foundation of EVD outbreak-control efforts since the disease was first described in 1976.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84.4 Quality of Health Care
W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84 Health services. Delivery of health care
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Other Virus Diseases > WC 534 Viral hemorrhagic fevers
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1817070
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 10:47
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 01:02
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/10707

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