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Ursuline College's statement on Ebola virus

October 20, 2014

As a member of the Ursuline College community, we want you to know that we are closely monitoring the Ebola situation in Cleveland and will continue to keep you updated on matters regarding the Ebola virus as may be necessary.

Ursuline College’s Nursing Department is also monitoring the situation closely since its nursing students are working in the hospitals as part of their clinical rotations. The Nursing Department has been, and will continue to be, in contact with the students as important information and developments become available. The safety of our employees and students is of utmost importance to us.

If you or someone you know were on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland Hopkins to Dallas/Fort Worth on Monday, October 13, you should contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immediately at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). After contacting the CDC, please notify the appropriate Ursuline College official identified in the table below.

For further information regarding the Ebola virus, including the signs and symptoms of the virus, ways in which the virus can and cannot be transmitted, and recommended prevention measures, please access the CDC’s website.

If you develop any of the symptoms listed on the CDC website, or otherwise have reason to believe that you have come into direct contact with blood or bodily fluids of a person who is sick with the Ebola virus, you should seek immediate medical attention.
If you seek medical attention for symptoms relating to the Ebola virus, be certain to notify the appropriate person on campus:

Whom to Contact

Faculty and Staff
Kelli Knaus
440-646-8316
kknaus@ursuline.edu

Nursing Students
Dr. Patricia Sharpnack
440-684-6032
psharpnack@ursuline.edu

All other students
Deanne Hurley
or
Amy Lechko
440-646-8108
440-646-8320
dhurley@ursuline.edu
alechko@ursuline.edu

Dean of the Breen School of Nursing, Pat Sharpnack, appears on WKYC-TV as local expert regarding Ebola virus.







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