The Medecins Sans Frontieres intervention in the Marburg hemorrhagic fever epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. II. lessons learned in the community.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/38337
Title:
The Medecins Sans Frontieres intervention in the Marburg hemorrhagic fever epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. II. lessons learned in the community.
Authors:
Roddy, P; Weatherill, D; Jeffs, B; Abaakouk, Z; Dorion, C; Rodriguez-Martinez, J; Palma, P P; de la Rosa, O; Villa, L; Grovas, I; Borchert, M
Journal:
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Abstract:
From 27 March 2005 onwards, the independent humanitarian medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres, together with the World Health Organization, the Angolan Ministry of Health, and others, responded to the Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF) outbreak in Uige, Angola, to contain the epidemic and care for those infected. This response included community epidemiological surveillance, clinical assessment and isolation of patients with MHF, safe burials and disinfection, home-based risk reduction, peripheral health facility support, psychosocial support, and information and education campaigns. Lessons were learned during the implementation of each outbreak control component, and the subsequent modifications of protocols and strategies are discussed. Similar to what was seen in previous filovirus hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, the containment of the MHF epidemic depended on the collaboration of the affected community. Actively involving all stakeholders from the start of the outbreak response is crucial.
Affiliation:
Medecins Sans Frontieres, Barcelona, CP 08001, Spain. paul.roddy@barcelona.msf.org
Issue Date:
15-Nov-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/38337
DOI:
10.1086/520544
PubMed ID:
17940945
Language:
en
ISSN:
0022-1899
Appears in Collections:
Emergencies/refugees; Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorRoddy, P-
dc.contributor.authorWeatherill, D-
dc.contributor.authorJeffs, B-
dc.contributor.authorAbaakouk, Z-
dc.contributor.authorDorion, C-
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Martinez, J-
dc.contributor.authorPalma, P P-
dc.contributor.authorde la Rosa, O-
dc.contributor.authorVilla, L-
dc.contributor.authorGrovas, I-
dc.contributor.authorBorchert, M-
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-30T15:40:47Z-
dc.date.available2008-09-30T15:40:47Z-
dc.date.issued2007-11-15-
dc.identifier.citationThe Medecins Sans Frontieres intervention in the Marburg hemorrhagic fever epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. II. lessons learned in the community. 2007, 196 Suppl 2:S162-7 J. Infect. Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn0022-1899-
dc.identifier.pmid17940945-
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/520544-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/38337-
dc.description.abstractFrom 27 March 2005 onwards, the independent humanitarian medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres, together with the World Health Organization, the Angolan Ministry of Health, and others, responded to the Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF) outbreak in Uige, Angola, to contain the epidemic and care for those infected. This response included community epidemiological surveillance, clinical assessment and isolation of patients with MHF, safe burials and disinfection, home-based risk reduction, peripheral health facility support, psychosocial support, and information and education campaigns. Lessons were learned during the implementation of each outbreak control component, and the subsequent modifications of protocols and strategies are discussed. Similar to what was seen in previous filovirus hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, the containment of the MHF epidemic depended on the collaboration of the affected community. Actively involving all stakeholders from the start of the outbreak response is crucial.en
dc.language.isoenen
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.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Servicesen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshFuneral Ritesen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMarburg Virus Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshPersonnel, Hospitalen
dc.subject.meshPhysiciansen
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten
dc.subject.meshSurvival Analysisen
dc.titleThe Medecins Sans Frontieres intervention in the Marburg hemorrhagic fever epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. II. lessons learned in the community.en
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins Sans Frontieres, Barcelona, CP 08001, Spain. paul.roddy@barcelona.msf.orgen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Infectious Diseasesen

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