Title: Filovirus haemorrhagic fever : a comparison between supportive treatment regims provided in Western medical settings and resource-poor outbreak settings in sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Sterk, Esther
Institution: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel
Graduate date: 2009-05-08 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Abstract-Esther Sterk_3.2009.pdf
Description: Marburg and Ebola viruses cause severe haemorrhagic fever with a case fatality rate reaching 90%. Usually outbreaks occur in sub-Saharan countries, but occasionally import cases to Western countries take place. Currently there is no curative treatment or vaccine available and supportive treatment is the only possible treatment option to be offered. Case fatality rates between patients managed in Western settings have been much lower than in resource-poor outbreak settings and it is presumed that the level of provided supportive care is one of the explanations of this difference. This study identifies the differences between the management of filovirus patients in the two different settings, and investigates how supportive care in resource-poor outbreak settings can be improved.
Classification: 2009 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2011-12-08 23:30:27 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2011-12-09 05:37:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-12-09 05:37:40 (W3C-DTF)

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