Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorKerstiëns, B
dc.contributor.authorMatthys, F
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-28T11:09:04Z
dc.date.available2008-02-28T11:09:04Z
dc.date.issued1999-02
dc.identifier.citationInterventions to Control Virus Transmission During an Outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Experience from Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995. 1999, 179 Suppl 1:S263-7 J. Infect. Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn0022-1899
dc.identifier.pmid9988193
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/19312
dc.description.abstractOn 6 May 1995, the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) coordinator in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), received a request for assistance for what was believed to be a concurrent outbreak of bacillary dysentery and viral hemorrhagic fever (suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever [EHF]) in the town of Kikwit, DRC. On 11 May, the MSF intervention team assessed Kikwit General Hospital. This initial assessment revealed a nonfunctional isolation ward for suspected EHF cases; a lack of water and electricity; no waste disposal system; and no protective gear for medical staff. The priorities set by MSF were to establish a functional isolation ward to deal with EHF and to distribute protective supplies to individuals who were involved with patient care. Before the intervention, 67 health workers contracted EHF; after the initiation of control measures, just 3 cases were reported among health staff and none among Red Cross volunteers involved in body burial.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by Infectious Diseases Society of America
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jid
dc.rightsArchived on this site with permission and copyright 200X by the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaen
dc.subject.meshBurialen
dc.subject.meshCross Infectionen
dc.subject.meshDemocratic Republic of the Congoen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshHemorrhagic Fever, Ebolaen
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Generalen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfection Controlen
dc.subject.meshPatient Isolationen
dc.subject.meshPersonnel, Hospitalen
dc.subject.meshRed Crossen
dc.titleInterventions to Control Virus Transmission During an Outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Experience from Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium. bkerstie@jhsph.eduen
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Infectious Diseasesen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T09:29:16Z
html.description.abstractOn 6 May 1995, the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) coordinator in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), received a request for assistance for what was believed to be a concurrent outbreak of bacillary dysentery and viral hemorrhagic fever (suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever [EHF]) in the town of Kikwit, DRC. On 11 May, the MSF intervention team assessed Kikwit General Hospital. This initial assessment revealed a nonfunctional isolation ward for suspected EHF cases; a lack of water and electricity; no waste disposal system; and no protective gear for medical staff. The priorities set by MSF were to establish a functional isolation ward to deal with EHF and to distribute protective supplies to individuals who were involved with patient care. Before the intervention, 67 health workers contracted EHF; after the initiation of control measures, just 3 cases were reported among health staff and none among Red Cross volunteers involved in body burial.


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
kerstiens.pdf
Size:
242.5Kb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record