Provincial Ebola Virus Disease Report on the Action Review   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "The 2014/2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic is the largest in history, affecting a number of countries in West Africa. Nosocomial transmissions of the Ebola virus in Western hospitals were a wake-up call for the B.C. [British Columbia] health system. Building on the province's experiences in managing the SARS outbreak in 2003 and the pandemic influenza outbreak in 2009, the B.C. Ministry of Health (MoH) and its partners undertook an extensive Ebola preparedness strategy. In the fall of 2014, the B.C. MoH formed a Provincial Ebola Task Force, which includes a number of working groups to make sure that the provincial health system is prepared in the unlikely event of a case of EVD in B.C. A significant amount of work has gone into the development of a suite of Ebola-specific policies, guidelines and algorithms that provide guidance across the full continuum of patient screening and care. B.C. is fortunate in having a strong foundation for this work."

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