What to know about pediatric Ebola

October 22, 2014 1:12 PM

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What to know about pediatric Ebola

Children and adolescents have historically made up a small percentage of Ebola cases, but pediatric health care professionals should know how to identify Ebola in their patients, according to a report published in JAMA Pediatrics.

The current Ebola outbreak has affected 8,399 people, resulting in 4,033 deaths as of Oct. 8, 2014. The suspected index case for this outbreak is believed to be a two-year-old child who died in Guinea in December of 2013; however, limited information is available on how this outbreak affects childre...

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