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With a second imported case of Ebola now in a New York hospital, and the potential for seeing more cases arrive in the coming months, the COCA Call held earlier this week on the clinical management of Ebola patients comes at an opportune time.
Primarily of interest to clinicians, the CDC holds frequent COCA (Clinician Outreach Communication Activity) calls which are designed to ensure that practitioners have up-to-date information for their practices.
This particular call is described as being - `. . . not intended for the general US public . . . not intended for the US media and press’ and I suspect that those without a solid medical background will be either be either lost or bored by much of the technical information presented.
Clinicians, however, will want to check out the transcript or the audio file below:
Date:Monday, October 20, 2014
Time:2:00 – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Tim Uyeki, MD, MPH, MPP
Clinical Team Lead
CDC Ebola Response
Diana Florescu, MD
Infectious Disease Specialist
Section on Infectious Diseases
University of Nebraska Medical Center
G. Marshall Lyon III MD, MMSc
Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. A small number of patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been medically evacuated from West Africa to receive care in U.S. hospitals. The first imported case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas and two secondary Ebola cases in health care workers have been identified as of October 14, 2014. CDC and our partners are taking precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola by sharing information with clinicians who may provide care for patients with EVD. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn the clinical features and complications associated with Ebola and recommendations from Emory University Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center on clinical management of patients with EVD.