Ebola Exposure Recommendations

See CDC’s Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure to learn about your risk level.

·         If you were exposed to people who had Ebola, or their blood or body fluids, talk with a medical provider in CHWS or off campus, even if you do not have symptoms. They will tell you what school-specific instructions you should follow. A doctor should evaluate your exposure level and symptoms if you have them and consult with public health authorities to determine if actions— such as medical evaluation and testing for Ebola, monitoring, or travel restrictions— are needed.

 

What should I do if I have traveled to one of the countries where the Ebola outbreaks are happening?

Pay attention to your health after you return:

·         Monitor your health for 21 days.

·         Take your temperature every morning and evening.

·         Watch for other Ebola symptoms: severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising.

·         If your temperature is 101.5°F (38.6°C) or higher or you have any other Ebola signs or symptoms, seek medical care immediately.

·         Call and tell the doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms before you go to the doctor’s office or hospital. Advance notice will help the doctor care for you and protect other people who may be in the doctor’s office or hospital.

·         Limit your contact with other people when you travel to the doctor; avoid public transportation.

·         Do not travel anywhere except to the doctor’s office or hospital.

·         Limit your contact with other people if you are sick. Do not go to work, classes, or other student activities until you have been medically evaluated.

·         During the time that you are monitoring your health, if you have no symptoms, you can continue your normal activities, including work and school. If you get symptoms of Ebola, it is important to stay separated from other people and to call your doctor right away.

·         It is always good to avoid contact with anyone who is sick and to wash your hands regularly. Use soap and water if available or use hand sanitizer. Doing so can help you prevent getting sick from many different illnesses.