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.
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: