State DOH Issues Advisory on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Due to recent outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in parts of West Africa (Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo [DRC]), New York State Department of Health (SDOH) issued a Health Advisory on April 6, 2021. This advisory provides guidance to diagnostic and treatment centers (as well as hospitals with emergency departments and stand alone emergency departments) regarding screening procedures for patients presenting to their ED or outpatient facility, and the management of those patients identified as potentially being ill with EVD following initial screening. Providers also should ensure that readiness activities and patient care activities meet infection control requirements for COVID-19 due to the ongoing pandemic.
The guidance document is consistent with the 2014 Commissioner’s Order for the Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease. It provides information about signage, communications, training and other required elements under the EVD preparedness program.
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