At the University of Pennsylvania, researchers and clinicians have been aiming their energy and expertise at Ebola, searching in the lab for drugs to treat it, in the clinic for strategies to safely contain it, and in the field to understand the social and societal factors that bear on it.
A new online training program developed by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina helps keep health care workers safe when treating patients with Ebola.
This intermediate level course is for clinicians caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease. Modules provide information on screening and triage, infection prevention and control, laboratory diagnostics, organization of the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC), clinical care of patients in the ETC, and investigational therapeutic agents.
Data from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak at two Sierra Leone facilities reveal daily usage rates for disinfectant and personal protective equipment, informing future outbreaks.
When Ebola cases appeared this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo, international health agencies were better equipped to respond than during the crisis that unfolded four years earlier.
This chapter provides an outline of the following best practices:
- General Principles
- Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Worker
- Personal Protective Equipment for Trained Observer
- Donning and Doffing
- Healthcare Waste Management
- Suggested Practice in Under-Resourced Settings.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has released lessons learned from the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This report offers recommendations for improving preparedness and response based on lessons learned from Ebola cases in US cities.
Researchers developed a checklist that outlines action steps for medical and public health officials to assess and strengthen the resilience of their community’s health sector.
During the recent West African Ebola outbreak, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) found it necessary to take on responsibilities beyond its first responder mandate.