The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses with an overview of West Nile virus, Ebola hemorrhagic fever and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, including their transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe the transmission of West Nile virus and the course of illness of those infected.
- Explain characteristics of Ebola hemorrhagic fever and the precautions required.
- Identify the source of hantavirus and at least two nursing interventions in the care of patients with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.