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Doctor Dies Of Ebola After Transport To U.S. Hospital; Case Shows Importance Of Early Detection, Treatment

Washington Post: Death of second Ebola patient in U.S. shows need for early, accurate tests, experts say
“…[Martin] Salia’s death highlights what experts say is a critical need in the ongoing fight against the worst Ebola outbreak in history: the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose the disease in order to halt its spread and give patients the best chance for survival. … There has been a big push in recent months to develop rapid tests that can more quickly provide a diagnosis. But even those tests wouldn’t necessarily be able to help doctors diagnose Ebola soon after a person is infected but before symptoms begin…” (Sun/Dennis, 11/17).

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