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Ebola Guidance

Ebola is a contagious and potentially deadly virus, with fears of a epidemic hitting the news headlines on a daily basis. As a dedicated healthcare provider, the care of our staff and their patients is very important to us. With this in mind, Nursdoc has put the following guidelines and policy details into effect.

If you have been in contact with an individual, been to an affected country or going to an affected country, it is important to let us know in advance.

The advice is that if anyone is worried about symptoms (such as fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore throat or rash) within 21 days of coming back from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, they should stay at home and immediately call 111 or 999 and explain that you have recently visited West Africa.

If you have any concerns, Public Health England has provided guidance regarding the following:

  • · How to identify a patient with Ebola
  • · Information for Healthcare Workers
  • · Infection Control and Prevention for Acute Trust Staff
  • · Guidance and Management of Patients both in hospital and Primary settings
  • · Ebola in Pregnancy

Detailed information can be found at
www.gov.uk/governemtn/collections/ebola-virus-disease-clincal-management-and-guidance

Alternatively the World Health Organisation have provided advice and relevant information at http://www.who.int/topics/haemorrhagic_fevers_viral/en/

Public Health England has also set up a 24/7 advice and support number: 0208 200 4400