CDC Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Identifying and Managing Patients with Possible and Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease
Outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) are ongoing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing this communication as a reminder to healthcare personnel about CDC infection prevention and control guidance for identifying and managing patients with possible and confirmed EVD.
Please share this information with all personnel who might conduct screening and triage activities or be responsible for initial clinical management of patients (e.g., including emergency medical services, outpatient, and emergency department personnel).
Triage of Patients
CDC recommends that—
Current Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for EVD in U.S. Healthcare Facilities
Current CDC infection prevention and control guidance for U.S. healthcare facilities is available on the CDC Ebola website for clinicians. Specific guidance and tools that may be of interest to facilities include—
A healthcare facility evaluating a PUI or treating a patient with EVD should consult with public health authorities if they are unable to meet these recommendations due to PPE shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Regional Treatment Network for Ebola and Other Special Pathogens
Healthcare facilities and public health officials should be familiar with the tiered Regional Treatment Network for Ebola and Other Special Pathogens.
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