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General Ebola Information
Ongoing Ebola Outbreak
  • Health Alert Network. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provides up-to-date information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.
  • Ebola Virus Disease Update - West Africa. World Health Organization (WHO).
General Resources for Workers and Employers
  • Bloodborne Infectious Diseases. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Though not specific to Ebola, describes engineering controls and work practices to prevent exposure to blood and other body fluids through which the virus is transmitted.
  • Protecting Workers during a Pandemic Fact Sheet. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Provides general guidance about principles of worker protection that may be useful during a wide-spread disease outbreak. Covers social distancing, engineering controls, respiratory protection, and other infection control methods.
  • Workplace Safety & Health Topics – Ebola. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Ebola
Cleaning and Decontamination
Information for Healthcare Workers and Employers
Information for Airline, Airport, and Other Transportation Workers and Employers
Information for Mortuary & Death Care Workers and Employers
Information for Laboratory Workers and Employers
Information for Emergency Responders and Emergency Response Employers
Information for Waste Handling Workers and Employers
Information for Other Types of Workers
  • Humanitarian Aid Workers during Ebola Outbreak. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Monitoring and Surveillance
  • National Bioforensic Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC). U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Provides information about a highly sophisticated laboratory that conducts specialized work in bioforensic analysis. Located at Ft. Detrick, MD, this laboratory is the designated federal facility to conduct and facilitate technical forensic analysis and interpretation of materials recovered following a BW/BT attack.
  • U.S. Quarantine Stations. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Comprehensive system that serves to limit the introduction and spread of contagious diseases in the United States.
  • Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). DGMQ quarantine stations work to detect and respond to ill travelers who have serious diseases of public health interest, including Ebola. Stations are located at points of entry (e.g., international airports) and are designed to help prevent arriving travelers from spreading diseases within the U.S.
Morbidity and Mortality Reporting Tools
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