Case management in health care services

Patients with symptoms compatible with Ebola virus disease (EVD) may be detected at different levels of the health care system or at points of entry to a country.

Suspected EVD cases should be transferred to and managed at a designated health facility that must meet the following conditions to prevent healthcare-related transmission of the virus:

  • contact isolation conditions
  • appropriate provision of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • health workers trained in infection prevention and control

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