Communicable Disease

Ebola Update

Updated November 21, 2014 
For students, faculty, and staff who have recently traveled from Africa or are planning future travel
Ebola 

Although Ebola poses little threat to the US general population and is very unlikely at UW-Green Bay, it's important to be aware of any changes in your health if you have recently traveled to one of the countries where the Ebola outbreaks are occurring (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Democratic Republic of the Congo). If this applies to you:

  1. Monitor your health for 21 days after you leave Africa and watch for fever, headaches, and body aches.
  2. Students: If you become ill, call your primary health care provider immediately to discuss your symptoms, travel, and potential exposure before you go to the clinic or hospital. Students can also call Counseling and Health at 920-465-2380.
  3. Faculty/Staff: If you become ill, call your primary health care provider immediately to discuss your symptoms, travel, and potential exposure before you go to the clinic or hospital.

 

Avoid travel to affected areas

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued its highest level of travel warning against any nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Sierra Leone including education-related travel to the affected areas, in order to facilitate control of the outbreak and prevent continued spread. A travel alert recommending enhanced precautions has been issued for travelers to Democratic Republic of the Congo. The risk for Ebola in Nigeria is currently very low, but those planning education-related travel to Nigeria should be aware that the outbreak continues in nearby countries and other importations of Ebola are possible.

What is UW-Green Bay doing?

Although the risk of exposure is unlikely, UW-Green Bay and the Counseling and Health Center are following CDC's guidance for universities. The campus has been in touch with all students known to have come from, or who have traveled to, regions most affected by the Ebola outbreak. No students have been assessed as having had risk of exposure. If you have recently traveled to Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo and have not been contacted, please call the UW- Green Bay Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380 or your medical provider.

Counseling and Health is accustomed to caring for students who have traveled internationally and uses the CDC-recommended protocols for screening, evaluation, isolation, and protective procedures. This screening process is applicable to any returning traveler.

Students: If you are planning future travel to one of the Ebola affected countries, please call Amy Henniges/Counseling and Health at 920-465-2380 to discuss the necessary screening steps before returning to campus.

Faculty/Staff: If you are planning future travel to one of the Ebola affected countries, or you are hosting a campus visitor, guest or scholar, please call Sheryl Van Gruensven/Human Resources at 920-465-2390 to discuss the necessary screening steps before returning to campus.

To provide the most up-to-date information, Counseling and Health is staying closely connected to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health and leading public health resources.

From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention @ CDC.gov:

 

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