Hospital officials are taking steps to ensure they can fight the Ebola virus if it enters the area.
The Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, with hospitals in Mishawaka and Plymouth, released a statement where they assured the residents that they are prepared to respond to the Ebola virus with care.
According to a statement on their website, SJRMC officials they say that clinicians are well trained to identify, to care for and to monitor potentially high-risk patients and provide treatment in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s infectious disease procedures.
Contact your physician immediately if you traveled to an area that is high-risk for Ebola, were exposed to someone who has Ebola and are suffering from symptoms including fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain or an unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising). The staff should be made aware of your symptoms before you enter a facility.
The area hospitals will be monitoring the situation closely and work with the CDC and with other public health officials to share information about this infectious disease in order to protect everyone.