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Ebola Virus Disease

To date, the largest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on record is occurring in West Africa with around 50% mortality. The main objective at Western Health is to identify anyone with possible EVD upon initial contact with the organisation. If a patient attends Western Health and is identified as having returned from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea​ within the past 21 days and is feverish or unwell, they should be referred to and escorted to the emergency department immediately. After discussion with the Chief Health Officer or delegate from the Department of Health, the patient will then be urgently transferred to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which is the designated facility for Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers in Victoria.

Read: Western Health Ebola Management Plan​​​ (last updated 15 December 2014)

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