The Filovirus Haemorrhagic Fever (FHF) Guideline gives a short explanation and overview of all intervention strategy components needed during a Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) intervention in Marburg and Ebola viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks.
It is a practical summary of the MSF Ebola & Marburg Outbreak Control Guidance Manual, 2007 version 2.0, with the ‘lessons learned’ added from the Ebola outbreaks in 2007 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
It is useful as preparation for MSF expatriates and national staff going to work in an intervention, while the Guidance Manual will remain the exclusive ‘Guidance’ to provide all detailed information needed to implement and continue the intervention strategies and activities.
Any remarks or comments are welcome to be able to update, adapt and improve the guidelines according to the needs and evolution of Ebola and Marburg interventions.
Interim emergeny guidance-generic draft for West African Adaption
Guide de poche pour l’agent de santé en première ligne Mars 2014
Interim emergency guidance- draft for West African adaptation
. Interim Guidelines. This interim guideline lays out some basic principles of optimal nutritional care for adults and paediatric patients during treatment and convalescence in Ebola treatment units, community care centres or to other centres where Ebola patients are receiving care and support. It highlights the key clinical problems in patients affected by Ebola virus disease (EVD) that may interfere with their nutritional status and overall clinical support in the context of the current Ebola crisis, and summarizes their nutritional needs. It does not provide specific advice on fluid management in cases of vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration or parenteral nutrition
This document builds on the Background document prepared for the September 4-5, 2014 Consultation. It includes proposed elements to consider during the development of a framework to assist decision-making at global and national level.
The aim of the document is to assist Member States and relevant partners in their discussions to identify the best approaches to ensure the accelerated evaluation and use of available or near-term therapies and vaccines for the treatment and prevention of EVD. The document calls for a coordinated effort by the international community to remove unnecessary obstacles towards this goal.
The latest clinical information about the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of viral haemorrhagic fevers, published in the well-known medical textbook ‘Manson’s Tropical Diseases’, has been made freely available by the publisher.
The chapter is aimed at doctors around the world treating patients with all types of viral haemorrhagic fevers. These include Ebola, Margburg fever, Lassa fever, Lujo haemorrhagic fever, South American haemorrhagic fevers and Bunyavirus diseases including Rift Valley fever and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.
Reproduced from: Farrar J et al. Manson’s Tropical Diseases. 23rd edn. Elsevier; 2014. Chapter 16: Blumberg L et al. Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers. pp. 171-94. © 2014, with permission from Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7020-5102-9