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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 visit http://www.enrollmentservices.utoledo.edu/events/register.asp?event_id=3863 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)
UTMC PPE Instructions for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
PPE Kit with N95 Use
PPE Kit with PAPR Use
Travel Alerts and Registry
Other Emerging Infectious Diseases