Controversies And Cutting Edge | Ebola Virus Disease

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Controversies And Cutting Edge

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Currently, there are no approved medications or vaccines for the treatment of EVD. Investigational drugs and convalescent plasma from recovered patients with EVD have been used in patients and there are ongoing therapeutics and vaccine clinical trials.28 Results from an open-label, cluster-randomized ring vaccination trial of rVSV-ZEBOV in Guinea suggest that it may be highly efficacious and safe in preventing EVD.60 Table 5 summarizes experimental therapies, including medications and vaccines.61,62 Since the availability of investigational treatments varies, clinicians may contact the CDC Ebola Clinical Team in the United States at 770-488-7100 for information on the use of experimental therapeutics for treatment and vaccines for postexposure prophylaxis following high-risk occupational exposure to Ebola virus.28

Table 5_ Experimental Therapeutics For Ebola Virus Disease

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Marlie Dulaurier, MD;Katherine Moyer, DO;Rebecca Wallihan, MD

Publication Date

July 2, 2016

CME Expiration Date

August 2, 2019

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology CME credits

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