Coronavirus: hospitals must learn from past pandemics (2020/02/11)+中文摘要轉譯


波士頓大學醫學院感染科副教授Nahid Bhadella在《自然》期刊撰文,從先前的SARS、伊波拉病毒、H1N1流感的經驗中,對於這次武漢肺炎,醫院應該注意三個重點:




《自然》論文原文:Bhadelia N. Coronavirus: hospitals must learn from past pandemics. Nature. 2020 Feb;578(7794):193.


The world that is grappling with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is different from how it was during the SARS and H1N1 pandemics. The disease itself, and information and disinformation, now travel faster than ever.

I worked as a clinician in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak, and in New York City hospitals during the H1N1 one. Now, I’m working in Boston, Massachusetts, to prepare for potential cases of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. And many of the challenges are the same as those faced in previous outbreaks.

The specifics of each virus are important, but so is an overarching question: what do you do when large numbers of people arrive wanting care for suspected infections of an unfamiliar disease? This comes down to three decisions: how to quickly identify infected people, how to isolate and care for them and how to keep health-care workers safe.

Author: Nahid Bhadelia