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This guide provides a set of biomedical research resources, available trough the CCNY's Library for beginning research for the areas of health and medicine. This list is not exhaustive or comprehensive. Visit our home page for additional resources.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014 URL: http://libguides.ccny.cuny.edu/medicine Print Guide RSS Updates

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Information resources on Ebola virus disease

Ebola is not a respiratory disease, it is not spread through the airborne route  (Infographic)

Is it Flu or Ebola? (Infographic)

West Africa Outbreak  (Infographic)

There are 35 hospitals with Ebola treatment centers in the United States as of 12/2/2014.     In New York the following hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola:  North Shore System LIJ/Glen Cove Hospital, Montefiore Health System, New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation/HHC Bellevue Hospital Center, and The Mount Sinai Hospital. 

December 9, 2014. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to facilitate the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines.This declaration is intended to assist in the global community’s effort to help combat the current epidemic in West Africa and help prevent future outbreaks there. The PREP Act declaration provides legal protection under U.S. law for three vaccine candidates:

  • the GlaxoSmithKline’s Recombinant Replication Deficient Chimpanzee Adenovirus Type 3-Vectored Ebola Zaire Vaccine known as ChAd3-EBO-Z;
  • the BPSC1001 vaccine, known as rVSV-ZEBOV-GP, made by BioProtection Services Corporation, a subsidiary of Newlink Genetics; and
  • the Ad26.ZEBOV/MVA-BN-Filo vaccine manufactured by Janssen Corporation, subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson/Bavarian Nordic.

 Interim Guidance for U.S. Hospital Preparedness for Patients with Possible or Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease: A Framework for a Tiered Approach  This CDC guidance document released on December 2, 2014 serves as an overarching framework for three other specific CDC guidance documents: Interim Guidance for Preparing Frontline Healthcare Facilities for Patients with Possible Ebola Virus DiseaseInterim Guidance for Preparing Ebola Assessment Hospitals; and Interim Guidance for Preparing Ebola Treatment Centers.

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.

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