J Public Health Manag Pract 2017 Dec 7. Epub 2017 Dec 7.
Departments of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health (Ms Herstein and Dr Lowe) and Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (Dr Hewlett) and College of Medicine (Ms Jelden), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska; Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Biddinger); Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Biddinger); Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, Indiana (Dr Gibbs and Ms Le); and Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, Omaha, Nebraska (Drs Hewlett and Lowe).
: US state public health departments played key roles in planning for and responding to confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) during the 2014-2016 outbreak, including designating select hospitals as high-level isolation units (HLIUs) for EVD treatment in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Objective
: To identify existing guidelines and perspectives of state health departments pertaining to the management and transport of patients with EVD and other highly hazardous communicable diseases (HHCDs).Design
: An electronic 8-question survey with subquestions was administered as a fillable PDF. Read More