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 Disease; Interim 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.
- 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.
- CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) Ebola information
CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) provides timely and credible information for the effective and responsible translation of genome-based discoveries into public health & health care.
- 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.
- DMPHP Special Edition on Ebola
The Disaster Medicine and Public Health (DMPHP) Special Edition on Ebola from the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health will continue to provide free access to all published contributions on this subject. The Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is committed to examine the details of individual disasters and public health crises.
- 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 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.
- National Technical Reports Newsletter, November 2004: Ebola Virus
This issue features a sampling of new and historic information available from NTIS via the NTRL website related to the topic of Ebola Virus.
- 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.
- Spotlight on Ebola with articles from BioMedCentral & Springer
All BioMed Central articles are published open access, and all Springer articles are freely accessible until March 1, 2015.
- World Health Organization Ebola virus disease
- World Health Organization Information resources on Ebola virus disease