With the recent Ebola outbreak, many people have been experiencing growing concerns about the potentially deadly disease. In an effort to protect individuals from the transmission of the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the American Dental Association have been upping preventive measures in the workplace. Drs. Daxon Dentistry has always had the health of our patients foremost in mind. As a team, we have reviewed all of OSHA standards and are strictly adhering to them for disinfection and sterilization.
Although an Ebola outbreak is unlikely, we will be monitoring the medical history and travel history of patients who exhibit Ebola-like symptoms.
These are common symptoms to look for, especially if you have recently traveled to West Africa or have been in contact with someone who has:
- Fever and Severe Headache
- Muscle Pain
- Stomach Pain or Unexplained Bleeding or Bruising
The Ebola virus is spread only through direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids of a person who is already infected with the virus. The disease is not spread by air, water or food, and is only contracted through direct contact such as broken skin, mucous membranes, urine, feces, saliva, vomit, and semen. Moreover, there is no reported risk of the transmission of the Ebola virus from asymptomatic infected patients.
If there is an encounter of a suspected Ebola patient, we have been advised by the CDC to take the appropriate measures to protect the safety of our patients and ourselves.
We are always here for you! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Daxon Dentistry team today.