Ask the Authors: Ebola in Well-Resourced Settings

Posted by • November 20th, 2014

The physicians who treated patients with Ebola in Atlanta and Hamburg are now answering your questions on the NEJM Group Open Forum.

Two recent NEJM Brief Reports provide detailed clinical information about three patients with Ebola virus disease who were transferred from West Africa to the United States or Germany in the midst of their illness. While most cases occur in areas where tragically few resources are available to care for affected patients, these reports afford us the opportunity to observe the course of illness in a well-resourced health care setting. The cases highlight the importance of intensive fluid management during the course of the illness. Authors of both reports are answering questions about what this means for treating patients as the epidemic continues and more cases present to well-resourced settings.

The NEJM Group Open Forum is publicly available for all to view, but in order to comment you must register with Medstro and be a physician. This discussion is open until Wednesday, November 26.

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