Colorado fusion center releases ‘Ebola awareness bulletin’

Fusion centers already on alert

By Staff Writer | Intellihub.com
(Photo Credit: Max Slowik/Flickr)
(Photo Credit: Max Slowik/Flickr)

COLORADO — Earlier this month the CIAC issued a report specific to “first responders”.

The document, released Oct. 1, 2014, “is intended to provide first responders with a summary of current information about the Ebola virus as well as provide awareness on safety guidelines for first responders” and is 4 pages long.

An excerpt from the “Transmission of Ebola” section reads:

It is spread from person-to-person through direct contact (via broken skin or mucous membranes – eyes, nose, and mouth) with blood or body secretions/body fluids from an infected individual (e.g. urine, saliva, feces, vomit, sweat, and semen). All body fluids are considered a risk. Exposure may also occur from coming in contact with surfaces or materials contaminated with blood or body fluids of an infected person such as contaminated medical supplies, bedding, or clothing.

You can read the full text of the document below.

CIAC Ebola Awareness