This section contains the latest public health information about Ebola and provided via hyperlinks. This ensures that the end document are always the latest. There have been no cases occuring in the UK, but it is important to assess all people who have a fever and have recently been to a risk country.
We have included sections below specifically for frontline primary care staff and educational settings. As the situation develops we may add more groups.
In patients who are not vomiting or bleeding profusely, Ebola, and other viral haemorrhagic fevers do not spread easily. Standard infection control procedures (which should in any case be practiced by all clinical staff) will prevent infection.
Please contact NHS Forth Valley Health Protection Team if you require any public health advice or the Infection Control Team on 01324 567490 (8:00 – 16:00) or out of hours on call microbiologist 01324 566000. If urgent transportation of a patient is required the contact number for the Scottish Ambulance Service is 03333 990147 who will alert the relevant team.
- HPS Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Precautions for General Practitioners
- HPS Advice for Purchase of Required PPE for VHF Preparedness
This advice from HPS has been circulated nationally to colleges and higher education establishments.
Ebola Awareness Raising Poster and Leaflets
Ebola awareness raising poster and leaflets for public and staff, respectively. These have been modified by HPS from the PH England poster and leaflets and there are print and web versions available.
The link to the information is http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/travel/guidelinedetail.aspx?id=61179