Surgical Facts

The 2014 Ebola epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa had implications for many branches of medicine and public health, including surgery. Surgeons Sherry M. Wren, of Stanford University School of Medicine, and Adam L. Kushner, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, share 5 things most people probably didn’t know about the outbreak. Highlights:

  • People can mistake symptoms they experience after undergoing surgery—like fever, bleeding and nausea—for Ebola.
  • The CDC has not released official surgical care guidelines for surgeons to follow during an Ebola outbreak. 

Wren and Kushner are the editors of “Operation Ebola: Surgical Care During the West African Outbreak,” published in February.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Press

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