Report Examines Data Collected During West African Ebola Epidemic, Lessons Learned From Treatment Efforts

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola responders analyze data from the last outbreak to prepare for the next
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a report published in Global Health and Science Practice, titled “Successful Implementation of a Multicountry Clinical Surveillance and Data Collection System for Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: Findings and Lessons Learned.” Barton notes the report, which “comes from efforts to collect patient information at five Ebola treatment facilities operated by International Medical Corps in Sierra Leone and Liberia from September 2014 to September 2015, … reflects the experiences of 2,768 patients, 2,351 of whom were admitted for treatment, 57 percent of whom, confirmed to have Ebola, died, and eight percent of whom did not have the virus, who also died” (10/4).