Ebola: advice for immigration removal centres

Ebola virus disease (EVD) risk algorithm for assessing new entrants to immigration removal centres who have arrived from outbreak countries.

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This document was withdrawn in June 2018. For current advice on Ebola, see the Ebola collection.


[Withdrawn] Ebola virus disease: current risk assessment at immigration removal centres

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This guidance was written during the 2014 to 2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

This guidance provides an algorithm for assessing the risk of Ebola virus disease (EVD) posed by detainees at immigration removal centres who have arrived from West Africa.

Published 20 August 2014
Last updated 16 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.
  2. Added 21 January guidance. Epidemiology updated. Made more explicit that it is for the infectious disease consultant to contact the Imported Fever Service.
  3. Updated guidance with new fever threshold.
  4. Updated guidance.
  5. Updated guidance.
  6. First published.