CDC

In light of the Dallas Ebola case, the CDC has just re-issued all of its guidance to the greater healthcare community.  Remember, to be exposed to Ebola requires direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, vomit, feces, urine, etc), not casual contact. If you are interested in knowing more detail, check out the links below.

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa 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