Newswise — August 18, 2014 – The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has been called an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization. In response to this health crisis, Wolters Kluwer Health announced today its participation in the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) by providing 55 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) medical, nursing and allied health specialty journals during a four week free access period from August 14 – September 11, 2014. Healthcare providers will have access to major biomedicine titles to support emergency treatment and patient care of this infectious disease.

In addition, Wolters Kluwer is offering institutional medical librarians and researchers Ebola Ovid MEDLINE® Expert Searches for quick access to related EVD evidence-based and review articles including diagnosis, treatment and transmission. Learn more about expert searches on the Ovid Resource Center. For nursing professionals, Wolters Kluwer’s has free articles and resources on EVD to assist nurses in emergency care and preparedness.

“This is a global health concern that requires the global health care community to take action. As an NLM Emergency Access Initiative partner and leading medical publisher, Wolters Kluwer is taking swift action to make available trusted medical content to practitioners and infectious disease researchers worldwide,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Publishing, Wolters Kluwer, Medical Research.

Access to the EAI titles is only available to those who are affected and those who are working to assist those suffering from Ebola. However, other users are encouraged to contact their medical librarian or the Network of Libraries of Medicine by calling 1-800-338-7657.

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