Ebola and things you need to know.

 

We wanted to make sure you were aware of several resources for EMS personnel regarding Ebola planning:

 

A number of people have asked MDH about whether PSAPs should do screening of callers. The guidance listed above addresses this issue under the “Key Points” section.

  • Because we have received many questions about procedures and products for cleaning and disinfection, we are including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fact sheet on  “Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces” https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_FS-3756.pdf  This fact sheet includes a link to the listing of EPA-Registered Disinfectants
    http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/chemregindex.htm ; select List G (Norovirus) for products that are effective against Ebola.
 
We also encourage you to check the CDC and MDH Ebola websites frequently for updated information:

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/vhf/index.html

 

Interim EMS Guide Ebola CDC 1114 .docx Download

Oct. 15, 2014 Ebola SITREP 2 PDF Download

Oct. 31, 2014 Ebola Preparedness SITREP #4 PDF Download

Oct. 29, 2014 Ebola Pre-Hospital Preparedness Work Group PDF Download

EMS PPE Resources December 2015