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Data From Repatriated Ebola Patients’ Care Should Be Shared To Garner Better Understanding Of Virus

The Lancet: Towards deep insight into Ebola virus disease
Sylvain Baize, researcher at the Institut Pasteur and the University of Lyon

“…For decades, little improvement has occurred in the standard of patient care or understanding of biological features associated with Ebola virus disease. The large viral spread and involvement of international teams in the management of the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa have resulted, for the first time, in a substantial number of patients with Ebola virus infections being repatriated — 21 up to now — to northern countries. … Treatment of patients with Ebola virus infections in modern intensive care units has rapidly advanced understanding of this severe disease. However, data obtained during care of repatriated patients will need to be shared if the benefit of this unique opportunity to deeply study the pathophysiogenesis of Ebola virus disease is to be realized” (7/19).

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