Posted October 07, 2018 11:06:17There are some things you can do to protect yourself from contracting the deadly virus in a Lehigh County hospital.
Lehigh Valley Hospital’s infection control team said Wednesday that they’ve been working with doctors and nurses from other hospitals and other parts of the country to help them prevent the spread of the virus.
Lehigh Medical Center in Bethlehem, which houses the hospital, is also hosting a training session for hospital staff to help with the virus prevention.
“We are currently in a very busy period,” said the hospital’s chief medical officer, Dr. Michael Lauer.
“We are also working closely with other institutions in the area to coordinate our efforts.
We are also in the process of creating a plan to respond to any emergency that may arise.”
Lehigh County Health and Human Services said they’ve also been providing a free vaccination drive.
“To be absolutely clear, there is no risk to the public.
We have an active outbreak of the disease.
The health of the public is paramount and our focus is on providing the best care to those in need,” the county said in a statement.”
There is no indication that we are at any time at risk from this disease.”
Lauer said the outbreak is “under control” in the hospital.
“I would say that the hospital is the safest place to be in the county,” he said.
“Our staff and patients are doing excellent.
They are safe.
And I think that’s the main thing.”