Fred BodimerBy Fred Bodimer

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – New Ebola care guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control are being welcomed by local hospitals.

The revised recommendations include protective covering from head to toe and the use of a site manager to supervise the donning and removal of protective gear.

Chief of infectious diseases at St. Louis University Hospital Dr. Nirav Patel says he sought advice earlier from Emory University Hospital officials in Atlanta about their Ebola procedures to maximize safety.

Emory University Hospital has already safely handled Ebola patients.

“We’ve already implemented most of these things. We’ve upgraded our personal protective equipment to be more in-line with what the new CDC guidelines are,” Patel says. “We’ve taken that experience from Emory’s experience and integrated that into ours.”

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