A day after President Obama appointed Ron Klain as Ebola czar to deal with the potential spread of the virus in this country, the Centers for Disease Control updated its website that contains recommendations for hospitals dealing with known or suspected cases of Ebola. In place of detailed recommendations for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for hospital personnel, the page was changed to say "PPE Recommendations are forthcoming." Here is a screen capture of the page from Friday, October 17, 2014:
Here is the same section the following day, Saturday, October 18, 2014:
Fox News reported this morning that "[n]ew guidelines for the treatment of Ebola expected to be issued Monday," but as of Monday morning, the website still lacked any PPE recommendations, and the page indicates it was last updated on October 18. The AP reported Sunday that "CDC guidance was expected as early as Saturday, but its release has been pushed back while it continues to go through review by experts and government officials."
An email Monday morning to the CDC, asking when the new recommendations would be out and what should hospitals do in the meantime, was not immediately returned.