Decreased peripheral health service utilisation during an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever, Uíge, Angola, 2005.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/41786
Title:
Decreased peripheral health service utilisation during an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever, Uíge, Angola, 2005.
Authors:
Roddy, P; Marchiol, A; Jeffs, B; Palma, P P; Bernal, O; de la Rosa, O; Borchert, M
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
In 2005, a Marburg haemorrhagic fever (MHF) outbreak occurred in Uíge province, Angola, which had its epicentre in Uíge municipality. Concurrently, a health facility located a considerable distance from the outbreak's epicentre reported a drastic reduction in attendance, possibly due to a remote effect of the ongoing MHF outbreak. Health officials should devise strategies to ensure that communities far from a filovirus haemorrhagic fever epicentre are not adversely affected by interventions at the epicentre and, to the greatest extent possible, ensure that these peripheral communities receive essential medical care during an epidemic.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières-Spain, Barcelona, Spain.
Issue Date:
4-Oct-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/41786
DOI:
10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.09.001
PubMed ID:
18838150
Language:
en
ISSN:
0035-9203
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoddy, P-
dc.contributor.authorMarchiol, A-
dc.contributor.authorJeffs, B-
dc.contributor.authorPalma, P P-
dc.contributor.authorBernal, O-
dc.contributor.authorde la Rosa, O-
dc.contributor.authorBorchert, M-
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-03T15:17:33Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-03T15:17:33Z-
dc.date.issued2008-10-04-
dc.identifier.citationDecreased peripheral health service utilisation during an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever, Uíge, Angola, 2005. 2008: Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.en
dc.identifier.issn0035-9203-
dc.identifier.pmid18838150-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.09.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/41786-
dc.description.abstractIn 2005, a Marburg haemorrhagic fever (MHF) outbreak occurred in Uíge province, Angola, which had its epicentre in Uíge municipality. Concurrently, a health facility located a considerable distance from the outbreak's epicentre reported a drastic reduction in attendance, possibly due to a remote effect of the ongoing MHF outbreak. Health officials should devise strategies to ensure that communities far from a filovirus haemorrhagic fever epicentre are not adversely affected by interventions at the epicentre and, to the greatest extent possible, ensure that these peripheral communities receive essential medical care during an epidemic.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsPublished by Elsevier Archived on this site with the kind permission of Elsevier Ltd. ([url]http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00359203[/url]) and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ([url]http://www.rstmh.org/transactions.asp[/url])en
dc.titleDecreased peripheral health service utilisation during an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever, Uíge, Angola, 2005.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières-Spain, Barcelona, Spain.en
dc.identifier.journalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen

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