Ebola Prevention and Control

“An essential item for your clinic and hospital shelves. All those involved in the care of patients suspect for having Ebola should be familiar with the contents of this book.”- Prof Dale Fisher

Ebola Prevention and Control equips healthcare workers, managers and administrators to prevent and control Ebola and other viral haemorrhagic fevers, especially in resource-limited settings. It covers:

  • virology and epidemiology
  • patient management
  • protection of health care workers, and
  • support services.

It was developed by Dr Angela Dramowski (Stellenbosch University) and Professor Shaheen Mehtar (Stellenbosch, ICAN, WHO), and is endorsed by the Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN).

ISBN (paperback): 978-1-920218-86-7
ISBN (reflowable edition): 978-1-920218-88-1
ISBN (international edition): 978-1-717897-99-2

Reviewers and contributors to Ebola Prevention and Control

Development of this book was a collaborative effort with the Academic Unit for Infection Prevention and Control at Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Professor Wolfgang Preiser (Department of Medical Virology, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa): chapter 1
  • Professor Lucille Blumberg (National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa): chapter 1
  • Dr Petrus Janse Van Vuren (National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa): chapter 1
  • Dr Rosie Burton (Infectious Diseases Specialist, Khayelitsha District Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa): chapter 2
  • Jens Pedersen (Policy Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières, South Africa): chapter 2
  • Professor Dale Fisher (Head of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital and the National University of Singapore, Singapore): chapters 1 and 2
  • Dr Sergey Eremin (Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland): chapter 3
  • Dr Nizam Damani (International Federation for Infection Control and Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Queens University, Belfast, United Kingdom): chapter 3
  • Professor Babacar Ndoye (Infection Control Africa Network and Ministry of Health, Senegal): chapter 4
  • Dr Frederick Marais (Infection Control Africa Network and Stellenbosch University, South Africa): chapter 5
  • Professor Meredith Minkler (School of Public Health, UC Berkeley¸ United States of America): chapter 5
  • Professor David Woods (Eduhealthcare, South Africa): multiple-choice questions