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PA DOH Ebola School Nurse Guidance

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DOH School Nurse Guidance

Interim Guidance for Schools: Management of Students and/or Staff with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States

October 17, 2014

Per CDC guidance: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/symptoms/index.html

 If a student or staff member has a fever.


 If they have additional symptoms such as severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or unexplained bleeding.


 In the past three weeks before onset of symptoms, has the individual:

o Traveled to West Africa - specifically Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone?

o Been in contact with the blood or body fluids of a person known to have or suspected to have Ebola?

o Attended funeral proceedings for a person suspected or known to have died of Ebola?

o Handled bats or non-human primates (monkeys, gorillas or chimpanzees) from disease-endemic areas?

If any of the above information applies to a student or staff member in your school system, immediately contact your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

For students, please contact their parent(s) to pick them up from school and transport to their local healthcare provider.

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