Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ebola and other medical care work update

Working on Ebola surveillance/treatment/decon, and have transformed a basic maternity/infant care clinic into a full-service free primary care/ER/maternity clinic in the mountains of E Sierra Leone. Starting to see patients who have walked all day to get to us. Malnourished kids, typhoid, ebola, infectious diseases, impressive fungal infections, tropical ulcers, and gangrene.  Compound tib-fib yesterday (fortunately there was a well-known local bone-setting herbalist available to work with), great debate over whether to amputate a big toe if govt surgeons are not avail due to Ebola... Just freed a 7 yr old from having 3 seizures/wk with a $2/month script.

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