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Latest Ebola Crisis News Breaking on SERMO, the Number One Physician Social Network
Date:8/7/2014

BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading physician social network with over 270,000 (40%) of U.S. physicians, announced today doctors from around the globe are collaborating inside the SERMO community. They are sharing news and patient care for the Ebola crisis and are using the social network to relay messages in real-time from the front lines of the crisis in Liberia.

Four SERMO members who have strong ties to aid groups in Liberia are sharing human stories exclusively on SERMO relating the current situation as it unfolds minute by minute.  Two of these doctors have recently returned from treating patients on the ground in Liberia. 

For the first time, physicians are getting unfiltered news, sharing and collaborating about best practices, patient care, and arming one another with health information and sharing research.

In the last few hours, physicians have been sharing information about passenger screenings in US airports and discussing what to do to help the dire conditions at EWAL Hospital, one of the few hospitals still open in Liberia treating Ebola patients.

On a weekly basis SERMO takes the pulse of physicians. In a recent poll on the subject, over 1,100 doctors participated in a poll that asked physicians:

How prepared do you feel the US healthcare system is to respond to an Ebola attack?

  • 35% felt they were extremely unprepared,
  • 41% very unprepared,
  • 15% neither prepared or unprepared,
  • 8% very prepared,
  • and 1% extremely prepared.

The discussion about Ebola on SERMO is passionate and intense. Physicians are providing the volunteers support and advice. The use of novel drug treatments fascinates physicians and they have been discussing how to balance the effectiveness and risks of dis
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