CDC Guidance Information
The 2014 Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) epidemic is the largest on record. The vast majority of Ebola cases have occurred in West Africa although there have been a few cases in the United States, primarily among healthcare workers. In the case of a suspected case of Ebola the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides resources for healthcare workers about up to date information regarding Ebola. Please visit the CDC’s website to learn about patient evaluation, diagnosis, laboratory specimen collection, transport and other topics. Find the CDC’s updated guidance online regarding personal protective equipment for U.S. healthcare workers working with Ebola patients.
Indian Health Service Communications
The Indian Health Service Office of Clinical and Preventative Services and the CDC presented a series of webinars regarding Ebola. The Ebola Update webinar was presented on October 9, 2014, the Ebola Follow-Up webinar was presented on October 16, 2014 and the Ebola-2014 Webinar #3 was presented on October 23, 2014. The archived webinars are available online.
UIHO Local Health Authorities Websites
Additionally, the Urban Indian Health Institute also has links from our national map to state and local health departments for each Urban Indian Health Organization. All suspected cases of Ebola should be reported to the CDC.
NIH Media Briefing on Discharge of Ebola Patient from its Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit
NIH officials brief reporters upon the release of Dallas Nurse, Nina Pham