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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 20, No. 2, 2020, pp. 656-657
Bioline Code: hs20030
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2020, pp. 656-657

 en Short communication: expanding the range of services to the survivors of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Shrivastava, Saurabh RamBihariLal & Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh


Objectives: The objectives of the article are to assess the role of a strategic response in the prevention and control of the disease and the need for extending supports to the survivors of disease.
Introduction: Since the start of the August last year, a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been reported in provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Methods: As of now, close to 1170 cases and 740 deaths have been attributed to the diseases due to the associated complications in the region.
Results: In order to effectively respond to the outbreak, a wide range of strategies have been proposed. It is a fact that the survivors of the disease outbreak face multiple challenges, the task of organizing eye clinics to promote early detection of the problems among the survivors has been initiated.
Conclusion: In conclusion, Ebola virus disease is a life threatening disease and is linked with a wide range of complications, including those involving eyes. Thus, the need of the hour is to formulate a strategic response comprising of different strategies which not only aim to reduce the incidence of the disease, but also to extend quality assured care to the survivors.

Ebola virus disease; Democratic Republic of Congo; eye; survivors.

© Copyright 2020 - Shrivastava SR et al.

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