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Laboratory Guidance for the Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease

World Health Organization, (2014)

Interim Recommendation published 19 September 2014. These recommendations reflect current understanding of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and are intended for national laboratory staff performing diagnostic testing to detect Ebola virus.

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources

Emergency Access Initiative, (2014)

The Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated in support of medical efforts related to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. The Emergency Access Initiative is a col- laborative partnership between the U.S. National Library of Medicine and participating publishers to provide free access to full text articles from over 650 biomedical serial Titles and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. The free access period is now to December 12, 2014

Ebola Laboratory Status List

World Health Organization, (2014)

Ebola Testing Laboratories This data depicts the location and status of laboratories that are actively testing samples of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for verification. Laboratory status, capacity, sponsoring organization and other attributes are displayed. Contact with any questions or requested amendments. The data is updated remotely as updates are provided and this location will always reflect the latest data available from WHO.

Field Situation - How to safely collect oral swabs (saliva) from deceased patients suspected to be infected with Ebola

World Health Organization, (2014)

Steps on how to safely collect oral swabs (saliva) from deceased patients suspected to be infected with Ebola: before entering patient’s room, how to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE), how to collect oral swab from deceased patient and how to prepare VTM collection tube for transport.

Packaging and Shipping Clinical Specimens Diagram

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention CDC, (2014)

Please download the diagram from the CDC website!

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