Experiences of response measures against the 4 suspected cases of ebola virus disease from West Africa in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Experiences of response measures against the 4 suspected cases of ebola virus disease from West Africa in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 31;: Authors: Kutsuna S, Yamamoto K, Takeshita N, Hayakawa K, Kato Y, Kanagawa S, Sugiki Y, Ohmagari N Abstract In Japan, infectious diseases are classified into 4 types based on how contagious and severe the pathogens are, and Ebola virus disease (EVD) is categorized as a category 1 infectious disease. National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, is designated as a specified hospital for category 1 infectious disease patients, and has experienced 4 probable cases of EVD from West Africa. Even after the end of the outbreak in West Africa, we should continue to pay attention for new EVD outbreaks. To increase the number of the infectious disease specialist with the proper knowledge of viral hemorrhagic fever including EVD is a common problem for infectious disease physicians working in Japan, the academic society, and the government. PMID: 29093311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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