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Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
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FIVE YEARS AFTER EBOLA
 
11 lessons learned from treating Ebola at Emory
When medical missionary Kent Brantly stepped from an ambulance and walked into Emory University Hospital on Aug. 2, 2014, he became the first Ebola patient treated in the U.S. With Ebola once again a global health emergency, find out how lessons Emory learned five years ago are transforming care for infectious diseases.

 

A look back: When Ebola came to Emory
In this special video, learn why Emory was willing to treat Ebola patients and how they were welcomed and cared for here. Plus, view resources including infographics, additional interviews with members of Emory's "Team Ebola" and more.

 

Timeline: Five years of milestones and breakthroughs
Extraordinary things have happened since Emory agreed to care for the Ebola patients. Revisit events through a timeline from those early days until now.

 

Hidden from sight: Eye care after Ebola
Emory ophthalmologists continue to learn about Ebola-related vision issues and even traveled to examine survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the current outbreak.

Because they got better
The four patients successfully treated for Ebola at Emory in 2014 have returned to health and continue to help others. Find out what they are doing now.
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WATCH THE PRESS CONFERENCE
 
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Hear directly from Emory health care providers and Ebola patients treated here in a special Facebook Live event today at 10 a.m. on the Emory University Facebook page.
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As the world watched, a team of highly trained physicians, nurses and others stepped forward to care for the Ebola patients brought to Emory. See a special "thank you" message from Emory leaders to everyone who chose care over fear, helping to save lives and advance scientific research.
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GROUNDBREAKING CARE
 

 

ISOLATION UNIT
Take a look inside Emory's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, 12 years in the making before the first Ebola patients arrived.

 

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
Understanding the unique structure of Ebola virus disease is the key to successful treatment.

 

SUITING UP
The personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by Emory staff when treating the first Ebola patients in the U.S. is now recommended by the CDC for use worldwide.

 

GLOVE FACTS
Removing gloves and other personal protective equipment can be the most dangerous part of a caregiver's day.
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Additional Resources
 
Take an online course to learn about the evolving Ebola epidemic from two Emory experts
Take an online course to learn about the evolving Ebola epidemic from two Emory experts

See Ebola preparedness protocols developed by Emory to share with other health care providers
See Ebola preparedness protocols developed by Emory to share with other health care providers
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