[Correspondence] The predicament of patients with suspected Ebola

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Lancet Global Health
The Lancet Global Health is The Lancet's first gold open-access title and focuses on original research, commentary, correspondence and blogs on topics including maternal and child health, infectious and noncommunicable diseases, mental health, and more. The Editor is Zoë Mullan.

In their Comment in The Lancet Global Health, Eugene Richardson and colleagues1 criticised the tendency of many analyses of the Ebola epidemic (eg, a WHO report2) to ignore that it may be rational for a patient with a fever to avoid an Ebola treatment unit. They use the prisoner’s dilemma to explain such non-cooperative behaviour.

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[Correspondence] The predicament of patients with suspected Ebola