Calvert County Health Department
Procedures for transporting and treating potential Ebola patients in Calvert are well established. Leaders of Calvert’s 911 dispatchers, EMS, Sheriff’s Department, infectious disease physicians, Calvert Memorial Hospital ER and infection control, and Health Department continue to discuss the latest revisions in CDC and Maryland guidelines for Ebola monitoring and treatment. Discussions have also taken place between the Health Department and the Calvert County school nurses and administrators. Our local agencies have made appropriate preparations and coordinated their services to best ensure both the health of anyone potentially infected with Ebola and the safety of those providing care.
The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. There were a small number of cases reported in Nigeria and a single case reported in Senegal; however, these cases are considered to be contained, with no further spread in these countries. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has comprehensive information about Ebola on their website. > Learn More
We anticipate further refinements in treatment protocols. Accordingly, plans within county organizations and coordination of response across agencies will be updated to best serve our community.
The Calvert Health Department will continue to post updates on important changes in Ebola response as needed. Our staff takes to heart the importance of protecting the wellbeing of our citizens and educating everyone so they can play an active role in their own health. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Calvert County Health Officer