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Ebola Virus Information
PROTECT YOURSELF. PROTECT YOUR FAMILY. PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY.

Due to the recent detection of Ebola virus in the United States, Mid Dakota Clinic has implemented Center for Disease Control (CDC) protocol as a preventative measure to maintain the health and safety of our valued patients and employees. Mid Dakota Clinic is providing employees with necessary information and training to ensure preparedness and is taking the following precautions:

All patients who call to request an appointment will be asked two questions. We believe this initial screening is a critical first step in the preparation process.

1. Have you traveled to the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone in the past 21 days or been in contact with someone who has?

If "yes", the patient will be asked to reschedule their appointment after a 21 day time period.

If the patient indicates the need for immediate care, they will be directed to the Sanford Health Emergency Room. Mid Dakota Clinic will contact Sanford so they can anticipate the patient's arrival.

2. Are you exhibiting flu like symptoms?

If "yes", it is possible that the patient is exhibiting symptoms related to Ebola virus and will be immediately directed to the Sanford Health Emergency Room as they have been designated as the primary Ebola observation/treatment facility by the North Dakota Department of Health. Mid Dakota Clinic will contact Sanford so they can anticipate the patient's arrival.

We believe it is important to be proactive and prepare for any possible scenario. The protocol that we have outlined is about taking the necessary steps to keep our patients, employees, and the community safe.

Mid Dakota Clinic thanks you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

For additional information, please visit:
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html or www.ndhealth.gov/disease/ebola/default.aspx