Ebola Virus Infection Control

Ebola: Controlling infection in health-care settings Health-care workers should always take standard precautions when caring for patients, regardless of their presumed diagnosis. These include basic hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (to block splashes or other contact with infected materials), safe injection practices and safe burial practices. Health-care workers caring for patients…

Ebola and Beyond – Infection Control

The right tool for fire departments to use to create infection control programs IN NOVEMBER, THE NEW YORK TIMES brought readers behind the scenes at the city’s Ebola monitoring center, run by the New York City health department. Dozens of staffers monitored traveler databases, looking for people who entered the city after trips to West Africa.…