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Ebola expert confident of Australian consensus

The infectious diseases expert charged with finding consensus nationally on Ebola virus guidelines and recommendations says she is pleased with the progress made so far.

In an interview with the Medical Journal of Australia, Professor Lyn Gilbert said that although progress was slow, she was happy that there had been “reasonably good consensus” so far between the states and territories.

Professor Gilbert, director of Infection Prevention and Control at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, was appointed in late October as chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Expert Advisory Group reporting to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

“There’s been reasonably good consensus about the details, but the details are exactly what we are about”, Professor Gilbert said.

“We’ve come up with a summary of recommendations for the use of personal protective equipment … but there is plenty of work still to do.”


Source: Australian Medical Association