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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Response Washington D
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESOffice of the Secretary
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness& ResponseWashington, D.C. 20201
An Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals
our nation. In light of the recent presentation of an Ebola-positive patient in Texas, we wanted to remind all healthcare professionals that simple steps can be taken toprevent the spread of this disease. You can contribute to our countrys response by being ready to detect
yourself, your colleagues, and other patients from exposure; and respond with appropriate patient care
Specifically, you should be ready to:
etect: Ask All Patients with NonSpecific Complaints About Recent Travel
A travel history should be taken as early as possible in your encounter with
of Ebola are nonspecific (e.g., fever, headache, muscle pai
weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.), Ebola can be virtually eliminated from your differential byruling out travel to the affected area
rotect: Use Good Infection Control Practices
), frequent hand washing
and proper decontamination of surfaces and equipment are key to reducing or eliminating thetransmission of Ebola and other communicable diseases (e.g., HIV, influenza, hepatitis, anterovirus-D68
All healthcare workers should know what to do when encountering a suspected Ebola patients critical to know who to notify and to make that notification immediately. Remember, Ebola iationally notifiable disease and must be reported to local, state, and federal public healthauthorities.
has many important resources for clinicians to learn more about Ebola.
In addition, the CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is always available at email@example.com
n the last decade, our nation has made great strides in healthcare system and public health emergency
icole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. RADM, U.S. Public Health Service Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response