Ebola Resources

Ebola Resources

Centers For Disease Control:

  1. Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure
  2. CDC Health Advisory: Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease
  3. CDC Ebola Site: One-stop clearinghouse for clinical, laboratory, infection control and epidemiological information.  Updated frequently.   http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html
  4. Key Messages –
    1. Updated November 5, 2014.
    2. Updated April 22, 2015.
  5. Guidance for Clinical Laboratories Using FDA Authorized Diagnostic Assays for Ebola Virus Detection

New York State Department of Health:

  1. NYS DOH Commissioner’s Order on Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease
  2. Ebola Travel Advisory
  3. Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus
  4. Updated NYS/NYC Laboratory Guidelines for Handling Specimens from Cases or Suspected Cases of Ebola Virus Disease
  5. Summary of NYSDOH Commissioner’s Order, issued 10/27/14, in the Matter of the Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease Statewide and via JFK International Airport
  6. Ebola Virus Disease Travel Monitoring PowerPoint presentation
  7. Provisional Screening Form: JFK International Airport
  8. Signage for Reception Areas re: International Travel (English and Spanish)
  9. Collection and Transport of Specimens to Wadsworth Center for Ebola Testing
  10. E-mail questions to: Ebola.preparedness@health.ny.gov
  11. Ebola Information Line: 1-800-861-2280

New York City

  1. NYS/NYC Laboratory Guidelines for Handling Specimens from Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease

American Academy of Pediatrics:

  1. AAP page for Clinicians: http://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Pages/Ebola.aspx

Encourage you patients and parents to receive the Influenza vaccine.  Remind them that a patient presenting with an influenza-like illness in an Emergency Department may be considered to have the diagnosis of Ebola depending on their exposure risks.