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If considering a diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever or EVD), consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) EVD criteria to assess your patient for consistent symptoms and relevant risk factors. Contact the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) for consultation and further instructions. ISDH contacts for EVD include:

Because Ebola virus infection has public health significance, patients with known or suspected EVD should not be referred to MACL Patient Care Centers or In-Office Phlebotomists. MACL does not collect or process specimens from patients suspected of having EVD. MACL does not perform testing to rule out EVD. Do not submit specimens to MACL for other testing, such as malaria, CBC, or CMET, from patients suspected for EVD until EVD has been ruled out by testing performed by the public health laboratories. Follow ISDH instructions for how to proceed with diagnostic testing.

 

For more information:

CDC Case Definition for EVD: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/case-definition.html

CDC EVD Information for Healthcare Workers and Settings: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/index.html

ISDH EVD Website: http://www.in.gov/isdh/26447.htm

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