Ebola Virus: Treatment of the First Two Patients

November 15, 2014 3:20 AM

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An article in the New England Journal of Medicine was published by the five physicians who treated the first two Ebola virus patients namely, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. They were transferred to Emory from Liberia after becoming ill. Emory Healthcare is the largest health care system found in Georgia.

The authors of the article which was published Nov. 12 are members of Emory's Serious Communicable Disease Unit. The said article focuses on the supportive care that was given to the patients from monitoring symptoms and vital signs, to providing fluids and correcting the levels of electrolytes.

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