Ebola virus disease: review and implications for dentistry in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558837
Title:
Ebola virus disease: review and implications for dentistry in Ireland
Authors:
Galvin, Sheila; Flint, Stephen R; Healy, Claire M
Publisher:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558837
Abstract:
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has developed into a global healthcare emergency with implications for all healthcare professionals. This article will review the clinical features, transmission and oral manifestations of Ebola virus infection, and discuss the implications of the current outbreak for dental practices in Ireland. The Ebola virus is an RNA virus belonging to the Filoviridae family that was first recognised after two outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (previously Zaire) and Southern Sudan in 1976.1 The former occurred in a village near the Ebola River, after which the virus was named. Five different species of Ebola virus are now recognised: Bundibugyo, Sudan, Zaire, Reston and Tai Forest. The Zaire strain remains the most lethal, with a mortality rate of 76%, and is the cause of the current, twenty-fifth Ebola epidemic.1,2 The current outbreak in West Africa, which began in Guinea in March 2014, is the largest and most complex since the virus was first recognised, involving more infections and deaths than all previous outbreaks combined, and involving capital cities and major urban centres for the first time. To date, there have been 25,855 cases and 10,717 deaths3,4 (correct on April 17, 2015), with the vast majority of cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been cases in Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Spain, the United States and United Kingdom
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DENTAL HEALTH; COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
Local subject classification:
EBOLA VIRUS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, Sheilaen
dc.contributor.authorFlint, Stephen Ren
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Claire Men
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-03T10:14:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-03T10:14:23Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558837en
dc.description.abstractThe current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has developed into a global healthcare emergency with implications for all healthcare professionals. This article will review the clinical features, transmission and oral manifestations of Ebola virus infection, and discuss the implications of the current outbreak for dental practices in Ireland. The Ebola virus is an RNA virus belonging to the Filoviridae family that was first recognised after two outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (previously Zaire) and Southern Sudan in 1976.1 The former occurred in a village near the Ebola River, after which the virus was named. Five different species of Ebola virus are now recognised: Bundibugyo, Sudan, Zaire, Reston and Tai Forest. The Zaire strain remains the most lethal, with a mortality rate of 76%, and is the cause of the current, twenty-fifth Ebola epidemic.1,2 The current outbreak in West Africa, which began in Guinea in March 2014, is the largest and most complex since the virus was first recognised, involving more infections and deaths than all previous outbreaks combined, and involving capital cities and major urban centres for the first time. To date, there have been 25,855 cases and 10,717 deaths3,4 (correct on April 17, 2015), with the vast majority of cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been cases in Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Spain, the United States and United Kingdomen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen
dc.subject.otherEBOLA VIRUSen
dc.titleEbola virus disease: review and implications for dentistry in Irelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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