Ebola is not a respiratory disease and is not spread through the airborne route (Infographic)
Emotional Distress and Concerns About Ebola
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides access to the Disaster Distress Website and the Disaster Distress Hotline 24/7 year round for crisis counseling and support. If you are feeling overwhelmed due to this outbreak, call 1-800-985-5990 for assistance, which is available to anyone affected by the outbreak, including health workers and other responders. SAMHSA launched Ebola new resources to support individuals, communities, and responders in dealing with the Ebola outbreak. These resources include new Tip Sheets on coping with stress and talking to children about the Ebola epidemic, a letter from SAMHSA Administrator, Pam Hyde, and a new Ebola-focused Disaster Behavioral Health information Series collection.
FREE ONLINE COURSE: The Nebraska Ebola Method - For Clinicians This free Ebola online course has been launched by the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine. This dynamic and evolving course will provide videos, media, and guidelines as used in Nebraska to care for Ebola patients. The materials share current processes being used to safely care for patients with this dangerous, highly infectious disease. The course will be updated frequently to disseminate lessons learned.
· It can be viewed via the iTunes U app for iPad and iPhone through this direct link --- https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/enroll/FDL-BXP-WTF --- or by searching in iTunes U
· It is available through Moodle for viewing on a desktop, laptop or other mobile devices through this direct link --- http://phtc.unmc.edu/moodle
- Articles in PubMed
- ASPR Ebola Webpage
The resources provided by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) website are intended to help healthcare professionals better detect a patient that may be infected with Ebola. These resources include clinical definitions, practical checklists, Ebola preparedness considerations for Outpatient/Ambulatory Care Settings, Ebola screening criteria for Outpatient/Ambulatory Care Settings, and many more.
- CDC Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, Signs and Symptoms, Transmission, Risk of Exposure, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Healthcare Workers, and many more.
- CDC Newsroom Archives--Ebola Outbreak 2014
Includes all of the materials released to the press related to the Ebola outbreak during the course of this calendar year, organized into the following categories: (1) Press Releases, (2) Media Advisories, (3) Transcripts, and (4) Media Statements. For example, October 15, 2014 press release outlines the steps CDC is taking in response to health care workers in Dallas who have contracted Ebola.
- Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness
Developed by ASPR and CDC to highlight activities that all healthcare coalitions can take to prepare for the possibility of a patient exposed to Ebola arriving for medical care.
- Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)
The disease is caused by five species of Ebolavirus
- Ebola (for the general public from Medlineplus)
- Ebola (para el público en general en español)
- Ebola Emergency Access Initiative--till Nov 14, 2014
A collaborative partnership between the U.S. National Library of Medicine and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 650 biomedical serial titles and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. The free access period is August 12, 2014 - November 14, 2014.
- Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources
This resource comes from the Disaster Medicine and Research Center, includes Organizations, Free Resources from Publishers for Medical Responders, Biomedical Journal Literature and Reports, Ebolavirus Information Sources, Situation Reports, Maps, Health Resources for the Public, and Multi-Language Resources
- Ebola Videos in American Sign Language
- FDA Ebola Virus Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs)
Includes 2014 FDA letters of authorization for the emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for the detection of Ebola virus, fact sheets for healthcare providers and patients, and labeling document for each EUA. This website is updated as additional EUA’s are released.
- PLOS Resources on Ebola
- Selected Ebola-Related Content
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Initiated on October 1, 2014, selected content related to the current Ebola outbreak includes Web sites and social media from Government and non-government organizations, journalists, healthcare workers, and scientists in the United States and around the world, with an aim to collect and preserve a diversity of perspectives on this unfolding health crisis.
- World Health Organization Ebola virus disease
- World Health Organization Information resources on Ebola virus disease