Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ebola: body fluids, hygiene, replacing body fluids

We have learned much on this continent, after managing SARS, and H1N1. Nigeria has learned: put in clinics, widened the spaces between hospital beds, reassigned technicians to test for Ebola.
It takes preparation and education. We can do this.

The hospitals where patients were isolated were equipped to do tests for electrolytes and blood proteins, both of which must be kept in balance as patients are fed orally or intravenously to replace fluids lost to diarrhea and vomiting.

The man who brought Ebola to Nigeria...
On July 17, Mr. Sawyer defied medical advice and left a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, where he was being held for observation after caring for his sister, who died of Ebola, although it was unclear whether he knew what she had.

Every known Ebola patient in the country has now died or recovered, and the cure rate was unusually high for an African outbreak.

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