UNC’s William A. Fischer II, MD and David A. Wohl, MD are part of an international group of authors that contributed to a Perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The piece argues that patients with Ebola virus disease in countries with limited resources should be treated according to the same standard of care that is used in countries where resources are more readily available.
It was published in the April 11, 2019 issue of NEJM.
Fischer, assistant professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has responded to outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in both West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo with the World Health Organization. Together, Dr. Fischer and Dr. Wohl, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, have collaborated with healthcare workers in Liberia, including Dr. Jerry Brown and Dr. Jefferson Sibley, to learn about this and other high consequence pathogens to inform prevention and treatment strategies. Fischer and Wohl are members of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.
The News & Observer published this feature story about their Ebola work in 2015.
Read more about their work here.