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'Lessons learned' treating Ebola patients in US

PHILADELPHIA — Bruce S. Ribner, MD, medical director of the serious communicable diseases unit at Emory University Hospital, discusses some of the lessons learned in treating Ebola patients brought to Emory, and how those lessons can be applied in hospitals across the country. Ribner spoke at the plenary session here at IDWeek 2014.

Ribner also discusses the death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US. Although treatment outcomes are substantially better in the US than in West Africa, some fatalities are to be expected, he said.

Disclosures: Ribner reports no relevant financial disclosures.

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