UMMC’s Ebola response plan sharply focuses on protection of patients and employees while preserving the Medical Center’s ability to continue functioning as the state’s leading provider of tertiary and quaternary care should a case turn up in Mississippi, campus leaders say.
“We’re way ahead of the game,” Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, told clinical and support service managers gathered in the Student Union Tuesday for an informational session on the Ebola virus. It’s become epidemic in three West African countries, but resulted in just three diagnosed cases, one resulting in death, in this country.
“We’re here to give you a comfort zone, and to feel much better about what we are doing,” Keeton said.
UMMC is following the directives and guidance offered by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control – protocol that is being regularly tweaked by the federal agency so that health-care workers and patients receive maximum protection from the disease’s transmission.
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