How different is it to treat Ebola in Sierra Leone versus Geneva?

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Dr. Manuel Schibler, infectious diseases physician at the University of Geneva Hospitals, proposed a comparison of the handling of EVD patients in Switzerland and Sierra Leone. Among the many differences are the high number of trained staff available in well-resourced countries, while the RT-PCR diagnostic equipment turned out to be the same in both settings. The most shocking difference is the case fatality rate, which is 2.5 times higher in West Africa.

ICPIC 2015, Ebola – Hands on Workshop, June 16, 2015 – www.icpic.com

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