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What Physicians Need to Know About Ebola

​Posted Oct. 10, 2014 

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) continues to work with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The guides, checklists and webinars below summarize key messages about the outbreak and provide information on detecting the signs and symptoms of Ebola, protecting others from being infected and developing a response plan.

Updated Guidance Documents

CDC/ASPR Checklists

Webinar on Ebola Preparedness

  • A recording of a recent webinar hosted by ASPR and CDC on Ebola Preparedness for the U.S. health care system is now available for viewing. The webinar focused on the Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness, which highlights the activities that all hospitals can take to prepare for the possibility of a patient exposed to Ebola arriving for medical care. This information is especially useful for hospital emergency managers, infection control officers, hospital leadership, and clinical staff. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure hospitals can detect possible Ebola cases, protect their employees, and respond appropriately. 

Visit the CDC Ebola website for the most updated information on the 2014 Ebola response.


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