Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 27th, 2006
According to a study from Switzerland, "Patients who have refused to provide blood samples has meant that there have been significant delays in confirming outbreaks of Ebola virus hemorrhagic fever (EVHF).
"During the 2 EVHF outbreaks in the Republic of Congo in 2003, we assessed the use of oral fluid specimens versus serum samples for laboratory confirmation of cases of EVHF. Serum and oral fluid specimens were obtained from 24 patients with suspected Ebola...
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