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Meryl Nass

* Hospitalist, Mount Desert Island Hospital (2003 â?? present) * Private Practice, Freeport, Maine, 4 years (ended 2002 with surgery for a spinal meningioma) * Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (2006 â?? present) * Director of... Full Bio
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Is This A New, More Virulent Ebola? by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The West Africa Ebola mortality rate with treatment is very high. Normally, mortality drops when doctors gain experience with new diseases and learn how best to care for pat ... Read on »
Extreme Abundance of Caution Versus Extreme Abundance of Hubris in Ebola Scare by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From NBC news today :   A helicopter landed aboard a cruise ship Saturday to pick up a blood sample from a passenger who may have handled fluids from an Ebola patient, ahea ... Read on »
MSF's Ebola Clinical Guidelines by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine http://www.medbox.org/ebola-guidelines/filovirus-haemorrhagic-fever-guideline/preview? Still travelling; will pull out the most useful excerpts in a few days.  Sorry. Read on »
Aerosolization tests of Ebola in Animals at USAMRIID confirms disease can spread via air by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Because there is so much confusion about the issue of airborne spread of Ebola, this article should clarify the fact that our premier biodefense lab clearly shows that trans ... Read on »
Current clinical thoughts on Ebola by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Thoughts on handling Ebola.  (Apologies:  I am traveling and will have to post the links once I get back to my computer.) 1. Personal Protective Equipment Even the bes ... Read on »
Drilling Down Into the Facts Regarding Airborne Spread of Ebola/ CIDRAP (U MInnesota) by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I will post this article in its entirety, but will put the most interesting bits in red so readers can skim the piece for these if they wish--Meryl http://www.cidrap.umn. ... Read on »
US Ebola: Frieden Said Every Hospital Was Ready. He is Wrong. by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Have you ever personally seen a doctor dressed in rubber boots, a rubber suit, 2 pairs of gloves, 2 pairs of goggles and a hood?  I haven't.  Doctor journalist  Richard Be ... Read on »
Ebola Opinion: What do you do when you can't tell those with Ebola from patients with other... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Distinguishing Ebola cases from others is the most immediate need for health care providers and patients.  If you cannot determine immediately who is infected, patients with ... Read on »
New Evidence that Artificial Sweeteners are Poisons/ WaPo by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you were ever my patient and asked about artificial sweeteners, you would have gotten an earful. There is so much available data on the problems with them.   And the s ... Read on »
Cuba Responds To Ebola Crisis As Black Market For Convalescent Serum Emerges/ Forbes by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Where can you find hundreds of doctors who can leave their practices and deploy to Africa?  In Cuba, where they have deployed large numbers of doctors to Africa many times b ... Read on »
Graphing Ebola Deaths in Africa/ BBC by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine IMHO, many cases and deaths have not been included in these numbers because they occurred in areas without the infrastructure to count them, or were hidden.  Still the rate ... Read on »
Ebola strategies/ Nass by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I anticipate a huge loss of life from Ebola in Africa, due to the lack of medical and all other infrastructure in so much of the continent. Africans are like everyone els ... Read on »
Over 1,100 "Incidents" (aka escapes) with dangerous "Select Agents" were reported in the US during... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just in case you thought that CDC and federal regulators had things under control regarding research on microorganisms that can be used in bioterrorism, think again.  There ... Read on »
Legal Ramifications of Declaring a Public Health Emergency by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I noticed that 2 old posts of mine about the laws and regulations governing public health emergencies were getting a lot of attention this week.  I thought I would post them ... Read on »
Ebola therapeutics from China, Canada, Germany, US: promising but without human testing for Ebola,... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Virus Res.  2014 Jun 12;189C:254-261. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2014.06.001. [Epub ahead of print] A highly immunogenic fragment derived from Zaire Ebola virus glycoprotei ... Read on »
International Travel: 679 people per day enter the US from Nigeria/ NY Times by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine According to the NYT,  there are "243,000 international travelers to United States airports each day... including an average of 679 from Nigeria and 145 from the other three ... Read on »
Medicins Sans Frontieres Ebola Updates: more detail than I have found anywhere else by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is the site where you will get up to date information on the Ebola outbreak from MSF, which is providing the most detailed information from Liberia, Sierra Leone and G ... Read on »
Ebola Opinion / Nass by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Despite an estimated 69% death rate, Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders or MSF) doctors and nurses have not come down with the disease.   MSF has 676 staffers ... Read on »
Of several potential Ebola vaccines, here is one by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This 2008 article (available free in full text here ) described a very promising Ebola vaccine from USAMRIID: Clin Vaccine Immunol. Mar 2008; 15(3): 460–467. Publ ... Read on »
Many unlicensed, experimental Ebola treatments and vaccines exist: Dr. Brantly can give informed... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Since Ebola first was identified in 1976, there have been at least a dozen outbreaks and at least 5 strains have been identified. Serologic tests for Ebola have been availab ... Read on »