Alexis Tounkara

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BACKGROUND Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a highly lethal condition for which no specific treatment has proven efficacy. In September 2014, while the Ebola outbreak was at its peak, the World Health Organization released a short list of drugs suitable for EVD research. Favipiravir, an antiviral developed for the treatment of severe influenza, was one of(More)
During the large Ebola outbreak that affected West Africa in 2014 and 2015, studies were launched to evaluate potential treatments for the disease. A clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the antiviral drug favipiravir was conducted in Guinea. This paper describes the main challenges of the implementation of the trial in the Ebola treatment center(More)
Cryptococcus meningitis is the most severe form of cryptococcal infections that infects the brain parenchyma and sub-arachnoid space. It often progresses to fatal disease states when it goes untreated. The clinical presentation and disease course of cryptococcal infection is partially marked by changes that occur as a result of certain medical conditions(More)
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