Ebola virus disease (EVD) screening for EMS
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Ebola virus disease (EVD) screening for EMS

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      EMS patient assessment criteria for isolation/hospital notification are likely to be:

      1. Fever of greater than 38.6 degrees Celsius or 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and additional symptoms such as severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or unexplained hemorrhage.


      2. Travel to West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone or other countries where EVD transmission has been reported by WHO) within 21 days (3 weeks) of symptom onset.

      If both criteria are met:

      A. The patient should be isolated and STANDARD, CONTACT, and DROPLET precautions followed during further assessment, treatment, and transport.

      B. IMMEDIATELY report suspected Ebola case to receiving facility. A. Inform Local and State Public Health Authorities:

      If patient is not transported (refusal, pronouncement, etc.):

      A. Inform Local and State Public Health Authorities:

      B. Inform the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), available 24/7 at 770-488-7100, or via the CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or via email at eocreport@cdc.gov.

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