Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

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 health care professionals and members of the general public seeking more information about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Currently, the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea 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 of the outbreak has far exceeded previously documented outbreaks and continues to grow.  On September 30 of 2014, the CDC announced the first case of travel-associated Ebola diagnosed in the United States  had been confirmed in Dallas, Texas.  

The information available on this page is meant to provide multiple resources for individuals who want to learn more general information about the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, including: how the disease is transmitted, common symptoms, and consideration for testing.  Specific guidance for medical health professionals, travelers, and health care facilities and general Ebola fact sheets from the CDC can be found through the links provided below.

Websites

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Fact Sheets

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Evaluation of Patients for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

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Information/Clinical Guidance

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Laboratory Testing

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Infection Control

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Checklists for Facilities/Groups

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Information/Guidance for Other Settings

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Public Health Response

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Journal Articles on Ebola

These links are provided to facilitate access by medical professionals to Ebola-related articles in medical and scientific journals. Recommendations and opinions contained in these articles are not necessarily those of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

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Training Opportunities and Materials

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