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Understanding organ dysfunction in Ebola virus disease

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Drs Fletcher and Fowler both provide assistance to Ebola Treatment Centres in West Africa, supported by the World Health Organization. Dr Fletcher receives support from the Wellcome Trust and from the Ministry of Defence. Dr Fowler is a clinician scientist of the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Ontario, Canada). Dr Beeching is partially supported by a National Institute of Health Research grant to the Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, a collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health England. Views expressed are those of the authors.

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Fletcher, T.E., Fowler, R.A. & Beeching, N.J. Understanding organ dysfunction in Ebola virus disease. Intensive Care Med 40, 1936–1939 (2014).

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