WVU Medicine follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national recommendations on the testing and management of emerging infectious diseases, including Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), avian influenza, and multidrug resistant tuberculosis, among others.
We are prepared to provide appropriate isolation and treatment if necessary in the event of a potential emerging infectious disease outbreak in the community.
The physicians, nurses, and other health professionals at WVU Medicine are experienced and trained in emergency preparedness.
WVU Medicine’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Task Force includes key people in:
- Emergency medicine
- Infectious diseases
- Other areas throughout the hospital
The team is prepared and continually educates our staff at all levels on the latest protocols.
The CDC has detailed information the signs and symptoms of a variety of emerging infectious diseases, including:
WVU Medicine Health Report: Flu, Enterovius D68 and Ebola
If you have been in contact with someone diagnosed with an emerging infectious disease, such as the ones listed above, and are experiencing symptoms of that disease, please report to the nearest emergency department.
Please call ahead to inform the facility of your estimated arrival. Tell the staff you need to be evaluated as soon as you enter the facility, the symptoms you are experiencing, and a list of all your recent travel activities. This information prepares healthcare workers to assess your needs and provide you with the appropriate care.
If you are coming to the Emergency Department at WVU Medicine’s Ruby Memorial Hospital, call the WVU Healthline at: 800-982-8242