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Ebola revisited: Lessons in managing global epidemics

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-669
Number of pages5
JournalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue number13
Accepted/In press1 Jun 2015

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The latest statistics for the number of new cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa point to the near containment of the virus. While the current threat will not be deemed over until 42 days after the last case to be diagnosed has twice tested negative, there is now a shift in focus from an emphasis on containment to that of policy review and capacity building in light of lessons learned. This article primarily focuses on Sierra Leone. It revisits the issues surrounding the epidemic, seeking to summarise both the negative and positive aspects of the response at local and global levels, as well as highlights fresh perspectives from healthcare workers in the field for the management of similar epidemics.

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