Recommendations for Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease

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Health Alert Notice: Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00371.asp

The purpose of this Health Alert Notice Advisory is to remind healthcare personnel and health officials to:

(1) increase their vigilance in inquiring about a history of travel to West Africa in the 21 days before illness onset for any patient presenting with fever or other symptoms consistent with Ebola;

(2) isolate patients who report a travel history to an Ebola-affected country (currently Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea) and who are exhibiting Ebola symptoms in a private room with a private bathroom and implement standard, contact, and droplet precautions (gowns, facemask, eye protection, and gloves); and

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(3) immediately notify the local/state health department.
Please disseminate this information to infectious disease specialists, intensive care physicians, primary care physicians, and infection control specialists, as well as to emergency departments, urgent care centers, and microbiology laboratories.

Read the full Health Alert Notice at: http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00371.asp

 

EBOLA-RELATED GUIDANCE

CDC Ebola Case Definition
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/case-definition.html

Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Patients with Suspected Infection with Ebola Virus Disease
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-specimen-collection-submission-patients-suspected-infection-ebola.html

Monitoring and Movement recommendations
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/monitoring-and-movement-of-persons-with-exposure.html

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in U.S. Hospitals: 
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html

Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus:
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/environmental-infection-control-in-hospitals.html 

Sequence for Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): 
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ppe-poster.pdf

Ebola Virus Disease Information for Clinicians in U.S. Healthcare Settings: 
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/clinician-information-us-healthcare-settings.html

Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/guidance-air-medical-transport-patients.html

Interim Guidance about Ebola Infection for Airline Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel
http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-travelers/ebola-guidance-airlines.html

Guidance for Airlines on Reporting Onboard Deaths or Illnesses to CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/reporting-deaths-illness/guidance-reporting-onboard-deaths-illnesses.html

CDC Death and Disease Reporting Tool for Cabin Crew
http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/reporting-deaths-illness/cabin-crew.html

CDC Death and Disease Reporting Tool for Pilots
http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/reporting-deaths-illness/pilots.html

Ebola Traveler’s Health
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/ebola