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The 2014 Dallas, Texas, Ebola Incident: Global Implications to All-Hazards Preparedness and Health Care Worker Protection

This guest commentary examines a series of well-documented nosocomial viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, including the October 2014 Dallas Ebola index case, to provide guidance for future preparedness and response in the healthcare setting. Hazard vulnerability assessments, occupational safety, relevant and appropriate personal protective equipment, and biosurveillance topics are discussed through the all-hazards preparedness lens.

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Speaker / Author: Christopher Eddy, MPH, REHS, RS, CP-FS and Eriko Sase, PhD

Month Year: September 2015
Volume Number: 78.2
Page Number: 28-32
Publication Month: September 2015

Subtopic: Pathogens and Outbreaks