Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) aim to increase understanding and promote preparedness of healthcare and public health facilities, agencies, and organizations concerning the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD).
While countries from around the world join forces to support African communities in combatting this outbreak, we want to be sure our own nation is prepared should any cases of Ebola be diagnosed in the United States. Although ASPR, NIH, CDC and other federal agencies are working with private industry to move experimental therapies and vaccines into the earliest clinical trials, standard treatment for EVD remains supportive therapy. Early identification of Ebola cases is critical to mounting an effective response.
CDC has developed materials that we hope will help you in identifying and treating any cases that present in the U.S. for treatment. These materials include the following:
CDC also maintains robust catalog of resources online:
HHS agencies, including CDC and ASPR, also invite you to stay up on the latest Ebola information available through social media, including Twitter @phegov, @CDCgov, @CDCEmergency and Facebook Public Health Emergency, CDC, CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response, as well as through traditional EVD updates, such as the CDC Health Alert Network and the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity.
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