Reporting a Case of Ebola, Proper Protocol

Since I have been following covering the Ebola Outbreak since May (ok it has really just been me watching reports and everybody else telling me I am a crazy), I have just been waiting for the virus to turn up here in the states. It was just a matter of time despite many even our President stating it wouldn’t come across the Atlantic.

Now with Mr. Duncan bringing the deadly virus to Dallas, Texas, and now a health care working a second confirmed case, it seems we need a better protocol for people contacting a hospital or the CDC if they think they MIGHT have been exposed to Ebola. (Recent trip to Africa, exposure, symptoms, etc)

The CDC didn’t have anything direct on their website, and just walking into a clinic or hospital can spread the virus to others here is what you should do.

Edit: Here it is VIEW IT

Here is a link to Symptons

Isolate yourself in your house/apartment/hotel

Every move you make and thing you touch can become contaminated, and the less the better. Don’t take aspirin for your fever as it isn’t good with Ebola, and get away from anybody that is around. Hydrating yourself is key to surviving!

Call the Local Hospital Inform them of Your Exposure and Symptoms and Make Sure they Know You Are Serious!

Now remember, Ebola is new to all of us and there will be false calls to the CDC and the hospital. Let them know as much as you can, and also inform them that you don’t want to expose anybody else!

You can call 911 but explain the situation!

Here is the number for the CDC 800-232-4636

Cooperate with the Health Care Workers

Remember they are trying to help YOU! And they are risking their life in doing this so please cooperate and try to help them NOT come in contact with the deadly virus.

Here are a few links to check out from the CDC’s website

CDC in Spanish

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Dan Mullin is an active writer and editor for the Pluto Daily who covered the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Mullin attended the Wake Forest School of Medicine before leaving to pursue his lifelong science goal of allowing humans to live forever via a computer/brain transfer.