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Below are free to access evidence-based Ebola resources from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that has been provided following the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola outbreak.
A case-based module on recognition, differential diagnosis, investigation, and initial management of this rare but important infectious disease.
After completing this module, you should know:
- How Ebola and Marburg virus disease present clinically
- The differential diagnosis of these viral haemorrhagic fevers
- How to diagnose Ebola and Marburg virus disease
- How to manage patients with Ebola and Marburg virus disease.
This module consists of ten clinical cases which have been developed following common queries to public health and infectious diseases experts.
The module offers advice about what to do when advising patients over the phone and for patients who are inadvertently seen in a surgery environment before any form of triage. You will learn about:
- Important symptoms
- Incubation periods
- The risks of other more common diseases that could be missed or mismanaged due to your attention being deflected by concerns over Ebola risk
- Routes of transmission of Ebola
- How to minimise risk, and
- The safe transport of patients to another location for further assessment