St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 10, 2015
Yinka Vidal, BS. MA. H.ASCP, a medical researcher, and Former Research Fellow from the Department of Pharmacology, University of Lagos College of Medicine, Lagos, has written a new book about Ebola and infection control strategies.
The book is designed to educate healthcare professionals about Ebola pathogenesis, immunopathology, progressive cell cytotoxicity, treatment, and infection prevention strategies. In the past few months, national anxiety about Ebola infection has increased as reported by headline news due to public concern. Today, the fear of Ebola has subsided due to the decrease in the number of infected patients in the U.S. However, the nation should not let down its guard because of the decreased number of Ebola infections. Any unsuspecting healthcare facility may receive an Ebola-infected patient. The key is to know the symptoms, be able to identify patients, isolate such patients, administer early and effective treatment, and to prevent the spread of Ebola by contact tracing.
There is no magic pill or simple approach to the treatment of the Ebola infection. This book discusses the highlights of Ebola transmission, the factors involved in immunopathology, cell cytotoxicity, and pathogenesis, and the effective treatment of the infection as a multi-pronged clinical approach. The treatment of Ebola involves 15 different clinical strategies for managing Ebola-infected patients to achieve a cure. It also discusses the chronicity of the viral infection to human body after the clinical cure.Research reports reveal that just because the Ebola virus is negative in the blood does not mean the Ebola virus is completely the body's other organs. This is one of the shocking discoveries about Ebola viral infection explored by the book and the emergence of other viruses. The author reviewed over 600 pages of medical research reports about Ebola and virus infections.
Today, the Ebola virus should not be the only infection the nation should be concerned about. Currently, there is a rise in other infections like the Super bugs outbreaks, Measles, Bourbon virus, C. Difficile and other infectious diseases. The author outlines processes of infection control that can be used in any hospital or healthcare facility to reduce facility acquired infections by patients. According to studies published by CDC in 2007, there was an estimate of 1.7 million hospital acquired infections, and 100,000 patients die annually. (nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1306801#t=articleResults)
The book presents the elaborate process for preventing hospital-acquired infections. This will help to reduce patients’ death due to nosocomial (healthcare facility acquired) infections.
In addition to infection control in healthcare institutions, the book also discusses lessons learned from treating Ebola infections and how some of the strategies can be successfully applied to the treatment of other viral infections such as the newly discovered Bourbon virus.
Author: Yinka Vidal
ISBN # 978-0-9640818-8-8
EBook Kindle: 425 pages. Print: 250 pages
Published by Lara Publications Inc. March 3, 2015