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EBOLA UPDATE


Atlantic Dialysis Management Services ("ADMS") is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendations on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

We are asking staff who have been to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Nigeria in the last 21 days to call the Compliance Hotline at (718) 483 -7403. Additionally, those locations who have patients who may have traveled to these countries recently should also contact ADMS Compliance. Information shared will be kept confidential.

At this time, the CDC guidelines only apply to travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. Individuals who have been to any of these countries should also continue to monitor their health closely, including regularly monitoring their temperature, for 21 days from the date they were last in an affected country. Common symptoms to be mindful of include a high fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, a rash and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Individuals who develop a fever or additional symptoms within 21 days of travel should seek immediate medical attention.

Ebola is a serious, often fatal disease. It is spread through direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who is infected and sick, showing symptoms of Ebola. It can also be spread by contact with objects, such as needles, that are contaminated with blood or body fluids of an infected person. It is not spread through air, food or water.

Review the attached information guides provided by the NYC Office of Emergency Management and NYC Department of Health, respectively. Additionally, the first page of the attachment is a sign that is recommended be posted throughout the common areas, for patients and staff alike.

ADMS will continue to monitor the situation. Any updates or changes will be reflected on the ADMS website at wcundiff@atlanticdialysis.com

 
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