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Patient at "no risk" of having Ebola

Staff Reports | MUSC News Center | November 7, 2014

Sarah Pack


Brian Fletcher, R.N., disaster preparedness program manager for MUSC, demonstrates how isopods, which are enclosed stretchers to safely move patients with infectious diseases, will be used with potential Ebola patients. 

The status of the patient who was screened for Ebola at the Medical University of South Carolina has been changed from "low risk" to "no risk" of having the disease.

The change was based on guidelines and protocols of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the clinical judgment of the MUSC care team.

In consultation with DHEC, CDC and the Department of Defense, it has been confirmed the patient had no contact with anyone in Liberia. Based on this information, he was determined to be at no risk of having Ebola, and no quarantine will be required.
The patient continues to receive care at MUSC Medical Center.

He arrived yesterday after DHEC contacted MUSC, saying the patient needed Ebola medical screening. MUSC enacted its planned response, sending a team to the patient's home.

The patient was transported to MUSC Medical Center in an isolation pod and placed in a specialized isolation unit.



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