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Cases of Ebola virus disease predicted to rise from hundreds to thousands per week unless control measures improve
  1. Kristian G Andersen
  1. Broad Institute/Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Kristian G Andersen, Broad Institute/Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, USA; andersen{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • The largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has shown us the importance of rapid deployment, clinical care and surveillance and contact tracing.

  • This report will serve as a critical springboard for continued research into clinical manifestations of EVD and factors correlating with poor outcomes of EVD, which will lead to a better understanding of how to better manage and care for patients with EVD.


With the largest outbreak of EVD raging in West Africa, more than 23 000 cases have been reported.1 The case numbers are certainly underestimates and it is likely that tens of thousands of people have died. It is important that we gain a …

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  • Competing interests None declared.