EM1603I "Fever in a Returning Traveler…From West Africa" (IM GR-031816)
This presentation will review the general approach to evaluation of fever in a returning traveler from West Africa, and discuss the changes that were implemented after the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak. It will inform the audience about the challenges facing healthcare systems as they adjust practices to care for this type of infection, and give a frontline, personal perspective of our institution’s experience.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize the most common causes of febrile illness in returning travelers from West Africa
- Differentiate between a frontline, assessment, and treating hospital for Ebola virus disease
- Recognized the challenges faced by institutions when creating special pathogens response systems
Francesca Lee, M.D.
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pathology
Division of Infectious Diseases
- 1.00 AMA