Ebola Quiz

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/08/16/340686634/ebola-quiz-how-much-do-you-know-about-the-outbreak

Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients
August 01, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/08/01/337174311/atlanta-doctors-gear-up-to-treat-two-ebola-patients

A medical transport plane was en route to pick up two Americans sick with Ebola in Liberia, doctors in Atlanta said Friday.

This will be the first time doctors will treat somebody for Ebola outbreak in the U.S, they said.

Both people caught the virus while treating patients in the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. More than 700 people have died in West Africa from Ebola since March

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http://www.npr.org/2014/08/02/337401268/fear-caution-as-doctors-fight-ebola-on-the-ground

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Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens
July 31, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/07/31/336905823/sierra-leone-declares-quarantine-as-ebola-outbreak-worsens

it’s been so hard because it’s in a very remote part of West Africa. And they simply don’t have the resources there to deal with an Ebola outbreak. There’s never been in an Ebola outbreak there before, so people don’t have experience with it. These are some of the poorest countries in the world.

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American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life
July 29, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/29/336328995/american-doctor-sick-with-ebola-now-fighting-for-his-life

Brantly says he isn’t sure how he got infected. He’s certain he didn’t violate any safety guidelines.

Strickland says he followed strict protocols. He covered every inch of his body before entering the Ebola ward in a protective suit. “It would take at least 30 minutes to get that suit on properly,” she says.

Although the mortality rate has been about 60 percent in this Ebola outbreak, doctors on the ground say good supportive care early does help.

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July 24, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/24/334948345/this-suit-keeps-ebola-out-so-how-can-a-health-worker-catch-it

the gear known as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Are they heavy?
It doesn’t weigh all that much — a few ounces, really.
It’s just that they’re suffocating. If you wear something very fluid-resistant, it’s also very air-resistant. It’s hotter than hell. You’re unable to wear the PPE for more than 30 or 40 minutes in tropical heat.

Ebola doesn’t last very long on a clean, dry surface.

filoviruses [such as Ebola]

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http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/diagnosis/index.html

Ebola Information for Clinicians in …
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/clinician-information-us-healthcare-settings.html

 

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