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Enterovirus infection control

Routes of transmission for EV-D68 are not fully understood.

Infection control guidelines for hospitalized patients with EV-D68 infection should include standard precautions, and contact precautions in certain situations, as is recommended for all enteroviruses (http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/isolation/Isolation2007.pdf).

As EV-D68 is a cause of clusters of respiratory illness, similar to rhinoviruses, droplet precautions also should be considered as an interim recommendation until there is more definitive information available on appropriate infection control.

EBOLA VIRUS: New Guidelines for EMS

REMINDERS and GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATION OF PATIENTS SUSPECTED OF HAVING EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD)


Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that the first case of travel-associated EVD was identified in the United States.  An individual in Dallas, Texas, who had traveled from West Africa, developed symptoms approximately five days after arriving in the United States.  The patient did not have symptoms when he left West Africa.

Upcoming Events

Event Date and time Venue
Acute Stroke Assessment: Time is Brain at NWHC Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 05:30
Girl Scout Visit Friday, December 5, 2014 - 12:00 CVAC Building

For more than 75 years, Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps has provided emergency care to those who visit, live, or work in New Castle.
Today’s volunteers are your neighbors – teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, parents, and grandparents. CVAC responds to more than 500 calls annually attending to medical emergencies that include everything from falls and illness to motor vehicle accidents