As travel continues between West Africa and the rest of the world, the possibility increases that more individuals exposed to Ebola will seek care at hospital emergency departments. It is also possible that more medical and other volunteers caring for Ebola patients will contract the disease and need treatment in U.S. hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response have been anticipating and preparing for Ebola in the U.S. Both agencies aim to increase understanding of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and encourage widespread preparation for managing EVD patients.
Federal and State EVD Information
- CDC Ebola Website
- CDC Ebola Website for Healthcare Professionals
- California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Ebola Virus Information Page
- Recording of the 10/15/14 CDPH Local Health Department Weekly Ebola Virus Update
- California Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) Ebola Virus Information Page
- United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration Ebola Resource Web Page
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|Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Q & A (CMS)||[PDF]|
|Cal/OSHA Interim Guidance on Ebola Virus||[PDF]|