Being ready to treat ebola virus disease patients

David M. Brett-Major, Shevin T. Jacob, Frederique A. Jacquerioz, George F. Risi, William A. Fischer, Yasuyuki Kato, Catherine F. Houlihan, Ian Crozier, Henry Kyobe Bosa, James V. Lawler, Takuya Adachi, Sara K. Hurley, Louise E. Berry, John C. Carlson, Thomas C. Button, Susan McLellan, Barbara J. Shea, Gary G. Kuniyoshi, Mauricio Ferri, Srinivas G. MurthyNicola Petrosillo, Francois Lamontagne, David T. Porembka, John S. Schieffelin, Lewis Rubinson, Tim O'dempsey, Suzanne M. Donovan, Daniel G. Bausch, Robert A. Fowler, Thomas E. Fletcher

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Abstract

As the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa continues, clinical preparedness is needed in countries at risk for EVD (e.g., United States) and more fully equipped and supported clinical teams in those countries with epidemic spread of EVD in Africa. Clinical staff must approach the patient with a very deliberate focus on providing effective care while assuring personal safety. To do this, both individual health care providers and health systems must improve EVD care. Although formal guidance toward these goals exists from the World Health Organization, Medecin Sans Frontières, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other groups, some of the most critical lessons come from personal experience. In this narrative, clinicians deployed by the World Health Organization into a wide range of clinical settings in West Africa distill key, practical considerations for working safely and effectively with patients with EVD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Western Africa
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Health Personnel
Disease Outbreaks
Safety
Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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Brett-Major, D. M., Jacob, S. T., Jacquerioz, F. A., Risi, G. F., Fischer, W. A., Kato, Y., ... Fletcher, T. E. (2015). Being ready to treat ebola virus disease patients. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92(2), 233-237. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0746

Being ready to treat ebola virus disease patients. / Brett-Major, David M.; Jacob, Shevin T.; Jacquerioz, Frederique A.; Risi, George F.; Fischer, William A.; Kato, Yasuyuki; Houlihan, Catherine F.; Crozier, Ian; Bosa, Henry Kyobe; Lawler, James V.; Adachi, Takuya; Hurley, Sara K.; Berry, Louise E.; Carlson, John C.; Button, Thomas C.; McLellan, Susan; Shea, Barbara J.; Kuniyoshi, Gary G.; Ferri, Mauricio; Murthy, Srinivas G.; Petrosillo, Nicola; Lamontagne, Francois; Porembka, David T.; Schieffelin, John S.; Rubinson, Lewis; O'dempsey, Tim; Donovan, Suzanne M.; Bausch, Daniel G.; Fowler, Robert A.; Fletcher, Thomas E.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 92, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 233-237.

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Brett-Major, DM, Jacob, ST, Jacquerioz, FA, Risi, GF, Fischer, WA, Kato, Y, Houlihan, CF, Crozier, I, Bosa, HK, Lawler, JV, Adachi, T, Hurley, SK, Berry, LE, Carlson, JC, Button, TC, McLellan, S, Shea, BJ, Kuniyoshi, GG, Ferri, M, Murthy, SG, Petrosillo, N, Lamontagne, F, Porembka, DT, Schieffelin, JS, Rubinson, L, O'dempsey, T, Donovan, SM, Bausch, DG, Fowler, RA & Fletcher, TE 2015, 'Being ready to treat ebola virus disease patients', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 233-237. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0746
Brett-Major DM, Jacob ST, Jacquerioz FA, Risi GF, Fischer WA, Kato Y et al. Being ready to treat ebola virus disease patients. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2015 Jan 1;92(2):233-237. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0746
Brett-Major, David M. ; Jacob, Shevin T. ; Jacquerioz, Frederique A. ; Risi, George F. ; Fischer, William A. ; Kato, Yasuyuki ; Houlihan, Catherine F. ; Crozier, Ian ; Bosa, Henry Kyobe ; Lawler, James V. ; Adachi, Takuya ; Hurley, Sara K. ; Berry, Louise E. ; Carlson, John C. ; Button, Thomas C. ; McLellan, Susan ; Shea, Barbara J. ; Kuniyoshi, Gary G. ; Ferri, Mauricio ; Murthy, Srinivas G. ; Petrosillo, Nicola ; Lamontagne, Francois ; Porembka, David T. ; Schieffelin, John S. ; Rubinson, Lewis ; O'dempsey, Tim ; Donovan, Suzanne M. ; Bausch, Daniel G. ; Fowler, Robert A. ; Fletcher, Thomas E. / Being ready to treat ebola virus disease patients. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2015 ; Vol. 92, No. 2. pp. 233-237.
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