Ebola Update

BPS Health Services continues to follow CDC and BPHC guidelines for risk and monitoring. During these outbreaks in West Africa, it is likely there will be children enrolling from the high risk countries. Immigration from these countries does NOT , on its own, confer high risk status on the new arrivals. The contact with bodily fluids remains the highest risk indicator, placing medical workers higher on the list of risk for exposure than children. CDC guidlines 10_27_14 are provided to inform the community of the evidence that directs our process. MDPH Ebola School Nurse Guidance_11042014_FINAL provides  updated recommendations for school nurses.