Out of Africa – Caring for Patients with Ebola.

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Out of Africa - Caring for Patients with Ebola.

N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 12;

Authors: Rubin EJ, Baden LR

Although the Ebola virus was recognized in 1976,(1) until now Ebola virus disease (EVD) had been confined to remote areas in Africa, occurring in discrete outbreaks. Even with the thousands of cases in the current outbreak, most cases occur in areas where tragically few resources are available to care for affected patients - in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. However, a small number of patients have been transferred to hospitals with modern technology. In addition, in-country transmission has led to new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, Spain, and the United States. This is a troubling development, but it affords us . . .

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