10/17/14 – 12:00 P.M
Blanchard Valley Health System is taking precautions when it comes to the Ebola virus. Officials announced Thursday that Ebola response protocols had been activated. The response plan was developed over the summer.
Infection preventionist Colleen Abrams says the health system will work with the CDC, American Hospital Association, the Ohio Department of Health, and others to keep workers and patients safe. Abrams says screening questions are in place for new patients to detect any exposure to Ebola.
Ebola is spread through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of a person sick with Ebola, or through items contaminated with the person’s blood or bodily fluids. Ebola is not spread through the air, food or drinking water.Read More →