Emergencies preparedness, response

Ebola publications: Case management, infection prevention and control

Case management

Health workers have an obligation to provide the best medical care to improve patient survival, but also to provide symptom relief and palliation when required. In the context of patients with Ebola and other viral haemorrhagic fever diseases, clinical care must be strengthened whilst minimizing the risk of onwards transmission to others, including health workers. It is critical that health workers improve their understanding of the disease and adhere to best practices of infection control at all times (i.e. during and outside of outbreaks).

Technical guidance