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UCSF Dentistry Ebola Preparedness

The UCSF School of Dentistry and UCSF Dental Center clinics have assembled resources from UCSF Medical Center to guide our Ebola preparedness efforts.

Please be reminded that patients with any signs of illness are NOT to be treated in the dental clinics, but are to be given a mask and rescheduled for further dental care. Although we are more likely to be seeing a patient with the flu, should you suspect Ebola (based on the two criteria listed below), you should immediately contact your clinic director and follow the instructions outlined below.

Symptoms:

  • Fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain or hemorrhage
    AND
  • Travel to West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone) within 21 days of symptom onset

Response:

For any suspected cases of Ebola virus disease, please contact your clinic director and UCSF Medical Center's HEIC On-Call at 415-806-0269 (M-F 8AM-4PM). After Hours – Hospital Nursing Supervisor at 353-1964; Pediatric Nursing Supervisor 353-9195. Please refer to the HEIC website for additional guidance: http://infectioncontrol.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/UCSF_Ebola.html

For general information on the Ebola virus and the outbreak, please consider listening to the recent KCBS interview with Dr. Charles Chiu, Associate Professor in the UCSF Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Infectious Disease, Director of UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center (VDDC) at China Basin and Associate Director of the UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory.  (http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/10/06/kcbs-in-depth-understanding-the-facts-about-the-ebola-outbreak/).

Please check this page regularly. We will continue to provide updates as UCSF's Ebola response efforts evolve.

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