The mortality from EVD
in West Africa is estimated at around 60%.
The study included all suspected EVD
patients (also called persons under investigation [PUI], per the WHO case definition at the time) from whom blood or oral swab samples were collected and sent to CMLTT for Ebola virus testing during September 28-November 11, 2014.
is a relatively new disease to humans, with the first cases reported in 1976 in rural areas of Central Africa, simultaneously appearing in Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (Medecins Sans Frontieres [MSF], 2015; WHO, 2015a).
This grim reality was instantly flipped on its head with Liddell's reassurance that there are treatment options available for EVD
, including supportive care.
While stringent precautions for handling samples from patients with potential or proven EVD
are essential, and hospital policies and procedures should include early identification of patients at risk and notification of laboratories, laboratories should recognize that patients with EVD
may present with confusing or inadequate histories, and specimens may be sent to the laboratory before the possibility of EVD
infection is raised.
Advanced radiology procedures, such as MRI, CT, and PET, are currently not known to have clinical utility for patients with EVD
To prevent this scenario, a joint effort encompassing early recognition of new outbreaks of EVD
and rapid response to such events is required.
is characterized by sudden onset of fever and malaise.
22, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed 244 health-care workers as having died of EVD
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Lack of available beds in ETCs is forcing families to care for patients at home, where caregivers are unable to adequately protect themselves from EVD
exposure, thereby increasing transmission risk.
Six months later, this small outbreak of Ebolavirus Disease (EVD
) has grown into the largest outbreak of EVD
ever seen, with thousands of cases and deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and smaller incursions into Nigeria, Senegal and even in the United States.