Ebola: Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Infection Prevention and Control Precautions Summary for the Hospital Setting

Publication Date: 09 December 2016

Based on the Dept. of Health / HSE, 2014 VHF Guidance

  • All blood and body fluids from all patients should be ​​considered potentially contaminated. 
  • Risk assess all patients on​​ admission: Fever and Travel history then categorise as per the VHF Risk Assessment algorithm.
  • Engage with Scottish Ambulance Service early if an inter-hospital transfer is planned (this will reduce delays in transfer; it can take considerable time to prepare an ambulance).

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance