Ebola Information Center

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, it is important for health care providers to be prepared for patients with Ebola. One travel-associated case was diagnosed in the United States on September 30, 2014. On October 12, 2014, a health care worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient tested positive for Ebola.

Below are some resources to assist in Ebola preparedness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Ebola Virus Disease

Information for Healthcare Workers and Settings

Health Care Facility Preparedness Checklist for Ebola Virus Disease

Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials (Official CDC Advisory Health Alert)

CDC Fact Sheet: Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola

CDC Call: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center (Audio Recording)

Information on Cleaning and Decontamination

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF):

Facility Preparedness Checklist for Ebola

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN):

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Precautions in the OR

American Medical Association (AMA):

Ebola Resource Center

Ongoing Ebola Coverage on AMA Wire

The White House:

"Here's What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now" (October 15)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

Information for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) Concerning Possible Ebola Virus Disease

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI):

Multisociety Statement on Processing Biohazardous Medical Waste


Ebola Resource Center

Ebola Video: Donning and Doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)