Experts gather at UVA to discuss ebola

uva-health-sysSeveral experts on the Ebola virus, including a physician from hard-struck Liberia, will convene Tuesday at the University of Virginia School of Medicine for a panel discussion on the challenges posed by the outbreak, which has reached the United States.

“Multiple Perspectives on Ebola: Treatment in Liberia, Clinical Perspectives, Infrastructure and Context,” is taking place at noon in the third-floor auditorium of the Claude Moore Medical Education Building. Experts will be available to reporters at 1:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the program, which is free and open to the public. They can also comment on the Enterovirus 68 respiratory illness, which has sickened hundreds of children in the United States this year.

Panelists include Christiana Koisey Hena, a front-line Ebola caregiver and founder of Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia, and Frederick G. Hayden, Stuart S. Richardson Professor of Clinical Virology and professor of medicine at UVA. He served as a medical officer in the Global Influenza Program at the World Health Organization from 2006 to 2008.

The panel will examine the biomedical, ethical, geopolitical and cultural challenges of the Ebola outbreak. The meeting is co-sponsored by the School of Nursing, UVA’s Center for Telehealth, the Center for Global Health and the International Medicine Club.

For more details, visit https://news.virginia.edu/content/experts-uva-will-discuss-ebola-tuesday-first-case-reported-us


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