Ebola: risk assessment in prison

How to assess prison detainees who have arrived from West Africa for Ebola virus disease (EVD).


Ebola virus disease: current risk assessment in prisons

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This guidance provides an algorithm to help assess the risk of Ebola virus disease (EVD) posed by prison detainees who have arrived from West Africa.

Published 24 October 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.
  4. Updated guidance with new fever threshold.
  5. Updated guidance.
  6. First published.