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5. Evaluating patients for possible Ebola virus disease: Recommendations for healthcare personnel and health officials

from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From Oct. 8: The purpose of this HAN 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 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 (3) immediately notify the local/state health department. more

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