Current Ebola epidemic control policy in Sierra Leone focuses on (a) triage and isolation in decentralised, ideally community-based Ebola Care Units (ECUs), leading to (b) transfer to Ebola treatment units (ETUs) for those diagnosed as positive. Increasing early presentation to ECUs is essential for this strategy to be effective in reducing Ro. This note outlines ways in which improved and socially-appropriate care – in ECUs, and at home – can assist this.
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