Ebola or Not Evaluating the Ill Traveler from Ebola-Affected Countries in West Africa
Fairley, J., Kozarsky, P., Kraft, C., et al. (2016). Ebola or Not? Evaluating the Ill Traveler from Ebola-Affected Countries in West Africa. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 3(1).
The authors describe the triage and evaluation of 25 travelers meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's case definition of a person under investigation at an emergency department, outpatient tropical medicine clinic, or Ebola treatment center. None had Ebola virus disease. The authors emphasize the importance of attention to infection control and considering other life-threatening conditions requiring urgent treatment, influenza vaccination, and other preventive measures for travelers.