Doctor’s Death Highlights Need For Better Ebola Testing
A physician who became ill treating patients in Africa received an incorrect diagnosis.
The Washington Post:
Death Of Second Ebola Patient In U.S. Shows Need For Early, Accurate Tests, Experts Say
[Dr. Martin] Salia’s death highlights what experts say is a critical need in the ongoing fight against the worst Ebola outbreak in history: the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose the disease in order to halt its spread and give patients the best chance for survival. Salia, whose wife, a U.S. citizen, and two children live in Maryland, had tested negative for the disease shortly after developing symptoms, and he celebrated with colleagues in Freetown. That joy turned to anguish when a confirmatory test came back positive three days later, on Nov. 10. (Sun and Dennis, 11/17)