A message from Rene Milner, MD, chief medical officer
With the Ebola virus making headlines daily, the medical staff at Osceola Medical Center works behind the scenes to ensure that our patients, staffers and community are prepared, healthy and safe, regardless of the circumstance.
This is what we know about the virus. There have been no cases in our community and state, and it is actually difficult to contract. The Ebola virus is spread by direct contact with a sick person’s blood or body fluids, or by contact with infected animals. We also know that it’s raising anxiety levels in our community.
Information is key to addressing the concerns associated with this virus. To that end, the links listed here can give you valuable information that we hope will help address your concerns. However, if you have recently traveled to Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone in West Africa, or have come in contact with someone who has, and believe you are experiencing Ebola symptoms, please call us (715-294-2111) before coming in to our facilities. As always, if you are experience an emergency, call 911.
For the latest information about Ebola including symptoms and prevention, please visit:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: cdc.gov
The Minnesota Department of Health: health.state.mn.us
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services: dhs.wisconsin.gov