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UO Preps For Ebola

Written by Joe Simons on August 20, 2014

Eugene, Ore. — With the fall term set to begin some colleges are taking precautions against the threat of the Ebola virus.

Being proactive and coming up with a game plan is the approach down in Eugene. They are figuring out potential risk based on how many faculty and students may have been in West Africa. Krista Dillon with University of Oregon says communication is key.

“So what do we need to be telling our students, faculty, and staff who are going to study or do research in Africa. What do we need to be talking to the incoming students about. What do we need to make sure that our health center staff are aware of.”

Dillon tells me that if someone does show symptoms they would use the communicable disease protocol which they’ve done in the past with things like meningitis.

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