Tropical Medicine & Surgery

Tropical Medicine & Surgery
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9088

Abstract

Improving the Clinical Care of Patients with Ebola in Resource Limited Settings-Antivirals are not enough

Alex P Salam, Daniel Cooper and Matthew Newport

The West African Ebola outbreak presented unprecedented political, epidemiological, logistical, social and clinical challenges. Environmental conditions, personal protective equipment, limited clinical equipment and therapeutics, and staff shortages made caring for critically ill Ebola virus disease (EVD) patients difficult. We reflect on our clinical experiences in caring for EVD patients, as well as the strategies employed to try and optimize clinical care in a resource-limited setting. Novel technologies and systems are required for the delivery of patient care.

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