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The University of Toledo Medical Center is currently in the process of becoming one of only two assessment hospitals for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Northwest Ohio. UTMC is committed to establishing a location in which a suspect EVD patient could arrive and receive medical care while rule-out testing is completed.

In order to become an assessment hospital, UTMC has developed preparedness plans, standard operating procedures, and has been finalizing many other capability elements needed to meet the standards set forth by the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health.

UTMC is continuing to monitor the travel registry for students, faculty and staff traveling outside the United States. This is an effort to monitor and mitigate risks regarding EVD, but also to create an ongoing up-to-date database for other contagious diseases that will inevitably flair up across the world in the months and years ahead.

If you are a University of Toledo student, faculty, or staff member and will be traveling outside of The United States, please complete the Travel Registry Form to register the location of your travel and your departure and return dates. This information will enable UTMC to determine if you should have a health screening or monitoring upon your return.

No staff member will be asked to care for a patient with EVD or Ebola-like symptoms who has not been trained in putting on and taking off EVD protective equipment.

In addition to continual coordination with the Lucas County Health Department, UTMC officials are up-to-date on advisories and information from the Centers for Disease Control. While The University of Toledo Medical Center is ready to respond should a patient with Ebola be admitted, please keep in mind that at the present time, per the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, EVD can only be contracted with direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. UTMC will continue to monitor the situation and will update information knowing that this is a very dynamic situation.


Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

Ohio Department of Health Health Monitoring and Quarantine Protocols 

Questions and Answers on Ebola

CDC Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Safe Management of Patients with EVD in US Hospitals

EVD Information for Clinicians in Healthcare Settings

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for EVD Patients in US Hospitals

Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola

APIC - Ebola Infection Prevention and Control Resources

UHC - Educational Resources on the Impact of Ebola

ODH - New, Stronger Health Monitoring and Quarantine Protocols

ODH - Crosswalk for Ebola Exposure and Risk Intervention

CDC - Identify, Isolate, Inform

CDC - Q & A: Monitoring & Movement Guidance

CDC - How Ebola is Spread

CDC - Updated Case Counts

UTMC PPE Instructions for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

PPE Kit with N95 Use

8 1/2 x 11 Printable Format (N95)

Poster Size "Putting On" Instructions (N95)

Poster Size "Taking Off" Instruction (N95)

Instructional Video (N95)

PPE Kit with PAPR Use

8 1/2 x 11 Printable Format (PAPR)

Poster Size "Putting On" Instructions (PAPR)

Poster Size "Taking Off" Instructions (PAPR)

Instructional Video (PAPR)

 Travel Alerts and Registry

US Department of State Travel Warnings and Alerts

UT Travel Registry

Other Emerging Infectious Diseases

Measles, EV-D68, Salmonella, MERS



Last Updated: 10/9/15