What is it about?

Discrimination of Ebola disease cases from other tropical diseases is daunting while controlling an Ebola outbreak. Thus, the spread of the Ebola infection will be sustained in healthcare and community settings. Score tools can help to improve in screening and making-decision by healthcare professionalsto isolate or not an suspect while awaiting for confirmation.

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Why is it important?

The use of prediction scores is essential because they can reduce the number of unnecessary isolation of Ebola suspects. Consequently, reduce the nosocomial transmission of the disease and the use of limited resources.


These scores need to be externally evaluated and studied for their use in innovative screening algorithms.

Antoine Oloma Tshomba

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This page is a summary of: Development of Ebola virus disease prediction scores: Screening tools for Ebola suspects at the triage-point during an outbreak, PLoS ONE, December 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0278678.
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