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Tue Oct 28, 2014, 11:11 AM

20. Returning doctors and nurses fit into the "some risk" category and should therefore be monitored

if not quarantined. Their risk comes not only from "direct contact while using appropriate PPE with a person with Ebola while the person was symptomatic," but also from contact they may inadvertantly have in the community (outside the hospital):

Close contact in households, health care facilities, or community settings with a person with Ebola while the person was symptomatic

Close contact is defined as being for a prolonged period of time while not wearing appropriate PPE within approximately 3 feet (1 meter) of a person with Ebola while the person was symptomatic


They also fit all of the low risk criteria since the virus is so widespread:

Having been in a country with widespread Ebola virus transmission within the past 21 days and having had no known exposures

Having brief direct contact (e.g., shaking hands) while not wearing appropriate PPE, with a person with Ebola while the person was in the early stage of disease

Brief proximity, such as being in the same room for a brief period of time, with a person with Ebola while the person was symptomatic

In countries without widespread Ebola virus transmission: direct contact while using appropriate PPE with a person with Ebola while the person was symptomatic

Traveled on an aircraft with a person with Ebola while the person was symptomatic.


Low risk does not mean no risk. If just one small child gets it, then goes to daycare, it would spread like wildfire and this country would not have the resources to care for 100+ sick kids (and their caregivers).

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