The Medecins Sans Frontieres Intervention in the Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. I. Lessons Learned in the Hospital.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/22210
Title:
The Medecins Sans Frontieres Intervention in the Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. I. Lessons Learned in the Hospital.
Authors:
Jeffs, B; Roddy, P; Weatherill, D; de la Rosa, O; Dorion, C; Iscla, M; Grovas, I; Palma, P; Villa, L; Bernal, O; Rodriguez-Martinez, J; Barcelo, B; Pou, D; Borchert, M
Journal:
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Abstract:
When the epidemic of Marburg hemorrhagic fever occurred in Uige, Angola, during 2005, the international response included systems of case detection and isolation, community education, the burial of the dead, and disinfection. However, despite large investments of staff and money by the organizations involved, only a fraction of the reported number of cases were isolated, and many cases were detected only after death. This article describes the response of Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain within the provincial hospital in Uige, as well as the lessons they learned during the epidemic. Diagnosis, management of patients, and infection control activities in the hospital are discussed. To improve the acceptability of the response to the host community, psychological and cultural factors need to be considered at all stages of planning and implementation in the isolation ward. More interventional medical care may not only improve survival but also improve acceptability.
Affiliation:
Medecins Sans Frontieres, Barcelona, CP 08001, Spain. bjeffs@doctors.org.uk
Publisher:
Published by Infectious Diseases Society of America
Issue Date:
15-Nov-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/22210
DOI:
10.1086/520548
PubMed ID:
17940944
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jid
Language:
en
ISSN:
0022-1899
Appears in Collections:
Emergencies/refugees; Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorJeffs, B-
dc.contributor.authorRoddy, P-
dc.contributor.authorWeatherill, D-
dc.contributor.authorde la Rosa, O-
dc.contributor.authorDorion, C-
dc.contributor.authorIscla, M-
dc.contributor.authorGrovas, I-
dc.contributor.authorPalma, P-
dc.contributor.authorVilla, L-
dc.contributor.authorBernal, O-
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Martinez, J-
dc.contributor.authorBarcelo, B-
dc.contributor.authorPou, D-
dc.contributor.authorBorchert, M-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-03T14:12:48Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-03T14:12:48Z-
dc.date.issued2007-11-15-
dc.identifier.citationThe Medecins Sans Frontieres Intervention in the Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. I. Lessons Learned in the Hospital. 2007, 196 Suppl 2:S154-61 J. Infect. Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn0022-1899-
dc.identifier.pmid17940944-
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/520548-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/22210-
dc.description.abstractWhen the epidemic of Marburg hemorrhagic fever occurred in Uige, Angola, during 2005, the international response included systems of case detection and isolation, community education, the burial of the dead, and disinfection. However, despite large investments of staff and money by the organizations involved, only a fraction of the reported number of cases were isolated, and many cases were detected only after death. This article describes the response of Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain within the provincial hospital in Uige, as well as the lessons they learned during the epidemic. Diagnosis, management of patients, and infection control activities in the hospital are discussed. To improve the acceptability of the response to the host community, psychological and cultural factors need to be considered at all stages of planning and implementation in the isolation ward. More interventional medical care may not only improve survival but also improve acceptability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by Infectious Diseases Society of Americaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jiden
dc.rightsArchived on this site with permission and copyright 2007 by the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaen
dc.subject.meshAngolaen
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen
dc.subject.meshGeographyen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshHygieneen
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshInpatientsen
dc.subject.meshInternational Cooperationen
dc.subject.meshMarburg Virus Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshPhysiciansen
dc.subject.meshWorld Healthen
dc.titleThe Medecins Sans Frontieres Intervention in the Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. I. Lessons Learned in the Hospital.en
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins Sans Frontieres, Barcelona, CP 08001, Spain. bjeffs@doctors.org.uken
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Infectious Diseasesen

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