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Epidemiologist Trish Perl Answers Questions About Screening for Ebola
Trish Perl, M.D., senior epidemiologist for Johns Hopkins Medicine, answers questions about the screening guidelines for people suspected of having Ebola.
The care and protection of a possible Ebola patient is a top priority for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Here is a look at the extensive training and practice with the personal protective equipment being used by the staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital who have been designated to work with these patients. Staff at other Johns Hopkins Medicine facilities are also being trained and are practicing the proper use of equally effective protective equipment.
Three experts from The Johns Hopkins Hospital—Melanie Curless, Chelsea Lynch and Polly Trexler—visited Mali to train health officials on preventing and managing potential cases of Ebola virus disease. The video report, published on Sept. 16, 2014, is from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. Watch in French or read the English translation.
Designated teams at all of the Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals have trained for many months to respond to the likelihood that we would care for a patient with Ebola virus disease. To fortify these preparedness plans, a drill was conducted on Nov. 6 to simulate the transport of two patients with Ebola being transferred from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to The Johns Hopkins Hospital.