Clinical Alert

Re: Ebola virus

Both ASN and the OPTN/UNOS have developed resources regarding the Ebola virus that we wanted to share with the pediatric nephrology community.

ASN has compiled resources and FAQs on their website (http://www.asn-online.org/news/2014/1017-ebola.cfmx). In addition, a special session on Ebola and Dialysis has been added to ASN Kidney Week 2014. This session will take place on Friday, November 14, at 10:30 a.m. EST. ASN is currently developing dialysis-specific information regarding Ebola, including FAQs for providing dialysis support to individuals infected with the virus.

The OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC), after careful review of information available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), offers the following information to transplant centers and OPOs in light of the first case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) identified in the United States:  http://transplantpro.org/guidance-regarding-ebola-virus-disease-evd/