The risk of Ebola at U-M and regionally is very low, nonetheless UHS and the Michigan Medicine hospitals and clinics are prepared.
Due to the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UHS screens patients by phone and in person for travel outside the US and Canada in the past 21 days, and for symptoms including fever, diarrhea and vomiting.
If a patient has these symptoms, recent travel to the DRC or exposure to a person with Ebola, a health care provider will further assess him/her following Michigan Medicine ambulatory care disease guidance for Ebola.
Any patient considered to be at risk for Ebola would be immediately placed in isolation at UHS and care would be coordinated with the Michigan Medicine Infection Prevention and Epidemiology team.
Despite low risk, UHS is prepared internally and is coordinating with UMHS and the Washtenaw County Health Department to prepare for any ebola risk.
Identifying individuals at risk:
As needed, UHS would work with the U-M International Center and Provost’s Office.