Concerns about cohorting of patients with suspected EbolaBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h564 (Published 05 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h564
- Martin Cormican, medical microbiologist1
- 1School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Balancing the rights of the individual against the collective interest in preventing the spread of Ebola virus disease is challenging.1 2 One concern relates to the cohorting of patients with suspected Ebola.
Because the presentation of Ebola is relatively non-specific, any cohort will include people with and without the disease. Non-infected and infected people may share space for days. Some …