OSHA blog: Is Ebola still scary?

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

February 25, 2015

With the word Ebola all but gone from the front pages, and the actual disease seemingly beaten back from our borders, one has to wonder if it’s okay to relax. Have we won the battle against one of the ugliest superbugs known to man?


Safety folks—a skeptical bunch by nature—say nope, now’s not the time to take the silence for granted. Ebola is still lurking out there, and it’s a still a problem in Africa. As we have learned, all it takes is a plane ride to introduce the virus to healthcare facilities in the U.S.

We took a good look at the issue and experts had quite a bit to say about what you should be doing to prepare your facility during this lull in Ebola activity. Here’s a taste of what they had to say.

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