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Monday, April 13, 2015
  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

Ebola: Transmission Pub Ed

CMs and other transdisciplinary team members must be fully conversant with differentiating a potential Ebola case from other less virulent conditions. This information is essential to allaying patient anxiety.

Managing any contagious infectious disease outbreak involves breaking the chain of transmission from those who are infected with the pathogen to those who are not.

A critical part of population education is to ensure that people are well-informed about how Ebola or EVD is transmitted.

[Reference: Ebola Care, Module C, CM Role]

  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

Ebola: From the AF Publisher

The information provided in the Ebola Care Management course is specifically designed to support the delivery of best practices in case management and where ever possible, within the limits of current information, is evidence-based.

It is however, important to note that strategies for and guidance on all aspects of Ebola care remains a moving target which is evolving, sometimes on a daily basis. It is crucial to access the most current information from authoritative organizations.

[Reference: Ebola Care, Module C, CM Role]

  Improving Patient Care...  

Ebola: R-Nought or R0 Values

A person infected with Ebola infects one to two other people, on average. Even in areas of Africa where the outbreak is spreading out of control, each sick person usually infects only two others. That is called the R0 or R-nought value. This value is a measure of how contagious a disease is.

Compare Ebola with an R-nought value of 2 to measles, which is airborne like the flu. The R-nought for measles is 18, meaning each sick person infects 18 others on average during an outbreak.

[Reference: Ebola Care, Module C, CM Role]


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