New guidance from Public Health England regarding screening for Ebola

Ensure that staff ask all patients who have a fever if they have been to an affected country or have been in contact who has or is suspected to have Ebola. If isolate patient and call for further advice.

Download Local guidance here.

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A) Does the patient have a fever [≥37.5°C] or history of fever in past 24 hours

AND

in the past 21 days, has the patient travelled to or transited through an affected country (see maps)

OR

B) Does the patient have a fever [≥37.5°C] or history of fever in past 24 hours

AND

in the past 21 days, has the patient cared for/ had contact with a confirmed or strongly suspected case of Ebola OR handled specimens or dead body of a confirmed/suspected case of Ebola

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More Info from Unicef – Click here

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