Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CDC Releases Additional Interim Ebola Guidance


CDC Contact Tracing Infographic PDF

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Although we’ve not seen any imported cases of Ebola (other than two patients evacuated from Africa), the CDC continues to create new, or updated, guidance documents on the Ebola threat.  As long as the virus continues to circulate in Africa, the possibility of seeing one or more  imported cases cannot be dismissed.


This morning we saw release of guidance on mortuary removal and handling, while  this afternoon we have new a new infographic (see above) on contact tracing, and interim guidance for EMS Systems and First responders, along with some updated guidance on specimen collection and and update Q & A on the virus.


Given the size of these documents, I’ve just provided the links for you to follow below:.


What's New

August 26, 2014: Infographic: What is Contact Tracing?[PDF - 1 page]


Updated August 26, 2014: Questions and Answers on Ebola


Updated August 26, 2014: Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Persons Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease in the United States


August 26, 2014: Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States


August 25, 2014: Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries

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