In November of 2017, Carle Foundation Hospital became the only Ebola Treatment Center in Illinois outside of the Chicago area, following an extremely rigorous approval process from the Illinois Department of Public Health, National Ebola Training and Education Center, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and several of the Emergency Management Coalition members including Emory, Nebraska and Bellevue.
In a world with increased travel and changing weather patterns, diseases once isolated in remote regions, now can expand rapidly. The movement of these diseases can lead to global outbreaks. Carle has made the commitment to be prepared to care for and treat highly infectious disease patients as the need arises. The HID Unit is designed to be able to manage a full spectrum of highly infectious diseases ranging from hemorrhagic fevers to respiratory diseases to measles.
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Understanding the correct way to transport a patient with a highly infectious disease is important to prevent contamination.
Click here to see the list of EMS organizations trained to transport patients with highly infectious diseases in Illinois.
If your organization would like to transport patients with highly infectious diseases and would like to receive isopod training and personal protective equipment (PPE), please contact Casey McCartney by phone (217) 383-4963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Properly disposing of the human remains of someone who has died from a highly infectious disease is important to prevent contamination. If your organization is can accept human remains of someone who has died from a highly infectious disease and can follow the protocols for transportation and protocol please contact Casey McCartney by phone (217) 383-4963 or email email@example.com. Your organization will be added to this map.