CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance on Ebola
(HealthDay News) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a revision of their Ebola guideline document – Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure.
This guideline provides updated information on determining appropriate public health actions based on Ebola exposure risk factors and clinical presentation. Criteria for monitoring exposed people and the use of movement restrictions are addressed.
For those individuals classified as "some risk" (i.e., health workers providing direct care to Ebola patients in West Africa and/or exposed to a treatment area), the CDC outlines appropriate public health actions. Included in the recommendations are additional precautions such as direct active monitoring of these patients.
"In determining the right approach, we have put the health and safety of Americans first and foremost, and our deliberations have been informed by our most knowledgeable and experienced public health and homeland security professionals," write the authors of the CDC news release. "As with everything we have done to respond to the threat of Ebola both at home and abroad, we have been guided by the best science available."