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MDH Ebola Virus Information

Ebola Virus EMS Preparedness Information - Center for Disease Control (CDC) & Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) 
Please see the information and links below from the Center Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) related to Ebola virus preparedness and protection. 
The EMS guidance from the CDC and MDH is the primary source of information that the EMSRB recommends EMS providers  monitor and follow as this situation emerges. 
EMS Providers with any questions may consult with MDH epidemiology staff at  651-201-5414.
 
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response “Detailed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Checklist for Ebola Preparedness”   http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ems-checklist-ebola-preparedness.pdf
 
Note: A number of people have asked MDH about whether PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) should do screening of callers. The guidance listed above addresses this issue under the “Key Points” section.
 
Because MDH has received many questions about procedures and products for cleaning and disinfection, we are including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fact sheet on  “ Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces”   https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_FS-3756.pdf  This fact sheet includes a link to the listing of EPA-Registered Disinfectants http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/chemregindex.htm ; select List G (Norovirus) for products that are effective against Ebola.
It is also encouraged to regularly check the CDC and MDH Ebola websites frequently for updated information:
 
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