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Surviving stroke in an Ebola Treatment Centre
  1. Paul Dhillon1,
  2. Sinead McCarthy2,
  3. Michael Gibbs3
  1. 1Academic Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  2. 2Aspen Medical International, Monrovia, Liberia
  3. 3Heart of England Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul Dhillon, paul.dhillon{at}


A middle aged woman presented to an Ebola Treatment Centre in West Africa with a 4-day history of fever, fatigue, joint pain and vomiting. She tested positive for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and a standard treatment platform of care was started. On day 3 of her admission, she was found to have suffered a left-sided CVA of unknown aetiology. Treatment was largely supportive within a resource-constrained environment and the added layer of providing care with extensive personal protective equipment, and human resource and safety constraints. The patient was able to clear the EVD and did regain some functional use of her arm and leg. She was discharged on day 15 of her stay, as a survivor of both stroke and Ebola.

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