Information on Ebola Virus Disease

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides various resources and reference materials for members of the general public and for health care professionals seeking more information about Ebola Virus Disease.

Currently, the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Mali in West Africa are experiencing what has become the largest outbreak of Ebola to date. While the outbreak is relatively isolated geographically, the human cost has far exceeded that seen in previously documented outbreaks, and it continues to grow.  On September 30, 2014, CDC announced that the first case of travel-associated Ebola diagnosed in the United States had been confirmed in Dallas, Texas, and later two healthcare workers who had provided care for this patient developed symptoms and tested positive for Ebola. On October 23, a fourth case of Ebola was reported in a medical aid worker who had returned to New York City from Guinea.

The information available on this page is meant to provide multiple resources for individuals who want to learn more about Ebola Virus Disease, including: how the disease is transmitted, common symptoms, and considerations for testing.  Also included are links to specific guidance for travelers.

Information and guidance for health care providers and facilities is available on DHSS’ Ebola Website for Medical and Public Health Professionals.

General Information on Ebola Virus Disease

CDC Ebola Website
Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)
Questions and Answers on Ebola
How Ebola Is Spread (CDC)
Resources for Parents, Schools, and Pediatric Healthcare Professionals (CDC)
Is it Flu or Ebola?
2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Outbreak Distribution Map
Cases of Ebola Diagnosed in the United States (CDC)

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Controlling the Ebola Outbreak

Stopping the Ebola Outbreak
What is Contact Tracing?
CDC Announces Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for Travelers from Impacted Countries
Screening of Travelers at Airports
Monitoring Symptoms and Controlling Movement to Stop Spread of Ebola

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Information and Guidance for Travelers

Travelers’ Health: Ebola (CDC)
Ebola Information for Travelers (CDC)
Recently in West Africa?

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Other Information on Ebola

Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets
Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa
Ebolavirus Ecology

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