CDC Urges All U.S. Hospitals To ‘Think Ebola’ [AUDIO]
ST. CLOUD - The CDC director is urging all U.S. hospitals to 'think Ebola' in patients with symptoms who have traveled to Africa.
Rachel Erickson is the Emergency Preparedness Specialist with CentraCare Health. She says they've been preparing for Ebola for a few months now.
She says the risk in Minnesota remains low, but they still are preparing for a potential case.
She says they've been reviewing their plans. And, they're making sure staff understands the proper procedures, including how to take off their protective gear..
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days.
A Dallas health worker is the latest U.S. case. The worker had been caring for a Liberian man who died of Ebola last week in Texas.