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EMS Strategies for Ebola


This blog post covers considerations related to EMS.

While it is unlikely that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in the United States will encounter a person infected with Ebola virus during routine operations, an Ebola outbreak reported anywhere in the world increases the risk for encountering a patient who recently traveled from the affected area and became infected. The virus can spread quickly within health care settings among personnel who do not use proper infection control while caring for patients suspected or confirmed to be infected with Ebola virus. That’s why it’s important that EMS professionals follow an identify, isolate, and inform strategy, and implement a hierarchy of controls to prevent transmission of infectious diseases.





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