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Sunday, August 17, 2014

CDC: RECOMMENDS NO PUBLIC TRAVEL FOR THOSE EXPOSED TO EBOLA; W.H.O. DISAGREES

ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION:   IF... Ebola was NOT the major health risk that the WHO is currently stating... and IF Ebola is NOT able to be transmitted via airborne particles... THEN WHY, are the "PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS" IDENTICAL for both HIGH RISK and LOW RISK exposed persons????  (Take a look for yourself... PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS FORBIDDEN IN BOTH CASES.... which wouldn't make sense according the the World Health Organization which is currently stating that public air travel is SAFE!!!!)    IN MY OPINION, the WHO is putting out DANGEROUS information with questionable reasons.  At the very least, the CDC is maintaining that AIR DROPLETS are possible modes of infection, and as such, are publishing STRICTER protocols (although still not strong enough).  Please take a look for yourself.....

TAKEN FROM THIS PAGE: EHF MONITORING

Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure

This interim guidance is intended to provide public health authorities and other partners a framework for evaluating risk of exposure of persons to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and initiating appropriate public health actions based on exposure risk and clinical assessment. Refer to Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Exposure LevelClinical PresentationPublic Health Actions
High Risk
  • Percutaneous (e.g., needle stick) or mucous membrane exposure to body fluids of EVD patient
  • Direct care of an EVD patient or exposure to body fluids without appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Laboratory worker processing body fluids of confirmed EVD patients without appropriate PPE or standard biosafety precautions
  • Participation in funeral rites which include direct exposure to human remains in the geographic area where outbreak is occurring without appropriate PPE
Fever1 or other symptoms2without fever
  • Medical evaluation using infection control precautions for suspected EVD, consultation6, and testing if indicated
  • If transport is clinically appropriate and indicated, air medical transport only (no public or commercial conveyances permitted)
  • If infection control precautions are determined not to be indicated: conditional release3 and controlled movement4 until 21 days after last known exposure
Asymptomatic
  • Conditional release3 and controlled movement4 until 21 days after last known exposure
Low Risk
  • Household member or other casual contact with an EVD patient
  • Providing patient care or casual contact without high-risk exposure with EVD patients in health care facilities in outbreak-affected countries*
Fever1 with or without other symptoms2
  • Medical evaluation using initial infection control precautions for suspected EVD, consultation6, and testing if indicated
  • If transport is clinically appropriate and indicated, air medical transport only (no public or commercial conveyances permitted)
  • If infection control precautions are determined not to be indicated: conditional release3 and controlled movement4 until 21 days after last known exposure
Asymptomatic
  • Conditional release3 and controlled movement4 until 21 days after last known exposure
No Known Exposure
  • In affected country
  • No low-risk or high-risk exposures
Fever1 with other symptoms2
  • Medical evaluation and optional consultation6 to determine if movement restrictions and infection control precautions are indicated
  • If movement restrictions and infection control precautions are determined not to be indicated: travel by commercial conveyance allowed; self-monitor5 until 21 days after leaving country
Asymptomatic
  • No movement restrictions
  • Travel by commercial conveyance allowed
  • Self-monitor5 until 21 days after leaving country