Briefing: Ebola: how prepared is Ireland?

Health workers in Irish hospitals are concerned at the lack of practical training on how to treat suspected cases of Ebola.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
19th October, 2014
Israeli medical personnel carry out an Ebola preparedness drill at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv this weekend. Picture: Getty

The Centre for Disease Control in the United States is coming under intense fire over blunders that were made in the protection of healthcare workers and the American public in the fight against Ebola.

As health officials try to figure out what went wrong – and how two nurses became infected with Ebola in Texas – their cases have brought new scrutiny to Ebola protocols that had never before been put to the test in...

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