Monthly Archives: October 2014

Reasonable Precautions Help Prevent Spread Of Disease

Posted by Karen O’Hara, Director, Marketing and Communications The rapidly evolving Ebola outbreak has heightened awareness (fear) of infectious diseases. Even when exposure risk is minimal, it’s always a good idea to take reasonable precautions to help prevent the spread of disease in the workplace, at home and in the community at large. 3 Easy […]

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Cdc Revises Hospital Guidance on Ebola Prevention and Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tightened infection control guidance for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola to ensure there is no ambiguity. The guidance focuses on safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The enhanced guidance is centered on three principles: All healthcare workers undergo rigorous training and are […]

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Ebola: First Case Diagnosed in U.s. Hits Home

By Peter Swann, M.D., Associate Medical Director, WorkCare So…the first case of Ebola has finally been diagnosed on U.S. soil. On Sept. 20, a traveler from Liberia arrived by commercial airline in Dallas to visit family and friends. He was screened in Liberia before boarding the plane, had no symptoms and felt well upon arrival: […]

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