Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 1175–1176 | Cite as

Considerations regarding safe transport and transfer for Ebola patients in western countries

  • Francesco Maria Fusco
  • Vincenzo Puro
  • Giuseppe Ippolito
Correspondence

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Maria Fusco
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Puro
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Ippolito
    • 1
  1. 1.Epidemiology and Pre-clinical Research DepartmentNational Institute for Infectious Diseases “L. Spallanzani”RomeItaly

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