Nick Rogers, Jonathan Leach, Shane Trovalli
Symptoms of Ebola
Timeline of Events
October 14,2014- CDC hosted a partner conference call with clinicians to focus on healthcare systems preparedness, and how Emory University Hospital and Nebraska Medical Center prepared for patients with Ebola and the lessons learned
October 15 2014- CDC will host a call with the American Nurses Association to discuss how to better prepare frontline nurses for Ebola
October 16, 2014- CDC will host a call with the American Hospital Association on Ebola preparedness
October 20, 2014- CDC and HHS will host joint conference calls for U.S. healthcare workers to discuss healthcare preparedness and answer questions or concerns. These calls will be scheduled regularly
October 21, 2014- CDC will host a live event in New York City with the Partnership for Quality Care and the Greater New York Hospital Association/1199SEIU Healthcare Education Project to educate frontline healthcare workers on Ebola; the event will be streamed live to hospitals across the country
CDC is providing additional onsite intensive infection control training and education with heath care workers in Dallas.
The CDC Response Team
CDC is setting up a dedicated CDC Response Team that could be on the ground within a few hours at any hospital that receives a confirmed patient with Ebola. The CDC Response Team would provide in-person, expert support and training on infection control, healthcare safety, medical treatment, contact tracing, waste and decontamination, public education and other issues. The CDC Response Team would help ensure that clinicians, and state and local public health practitioners, consistently follow strict standards of protocol to ensure safety of the patient and healthcare workers.
Methods Of Transmission
Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood and body fluids
Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or through your eyes, nose, or mouth) with Blood and body fluids (like urine, feces, saliva, vomit, sweat, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola.
Objects (like needles) that have been contaminated with the blood or body fluids of a person sick with Ebola.
Ebola is not spread through the air, water, or food.