Key Messages About Ebola Outbreak
The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Controle and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) continues to work with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Click here to view a summary of key messages about the outbreak and the response.
ASPR continues to provide Ebola information for healthcare professionals and healthcare settings on its website. Information is organized for EMS providers, clinicians and healthcare professionals, hospitals and healthcare favilities, and healthcare coalitions. Audio replays and transcrips from recent Ebola webinars and national calls for healthcare professionals and healthcare settings are also available here and updated as additional information comes available.
Additionally, on October 24th, the CDC published Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States. It can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html.
On October 24th, the Interagency Board published Recommendations on the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment for First Responders Against Ebola Exposure Hazards. It can be found at: https://iab.gov/Uploads/IAB%20Ebola%20PPE%20Recommendations_10%2024%2014.pdf.