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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ebola Information for Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Settings

The resources provided here are intended to help healthcare professionals better detect a patient that may be infected with Ebola; protect yourself, your colleagues, and other patients from exposure; and respond with appropriate patient care. These resources include clinical definitions, practical checklists and more that you can use to help educate your colleagues or your community.

EMS Providers EMS personnel, agencies and systems can take steps now to prepare for a patient that may be infected. These resources can help EMS professionals better evaluate risks, identify potentially infected patients, identify concrete steps that you can take to prepare to handle issues related to patient management, and more. Learn More >>
Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals
Clinicians and healthcare workers need to take the time now to learn what they need to do to most effectively manage  an Ebola patient.  These resources can help you diagnose and treat a patient; collect, transport, test and submit specimens; safely monitor and transport a patient; and protect staff.  Learn More >>
Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
Hospitals and healthcare facilities can more effectively manage an incident in their hospitals if they plan ahead.  This section includes information to enhance emergency management, infection control, patient management, communication procedures and more.  Learn More >>
Healthcare Coalitions
Healthcare coalitions and systems can help keep everyone safe by working together effectively. The resources in this section highlight concrete activities that can help detect possible Ebola cases, protect employees, improve coordination, and respond appropriately. Learn More >>
Subscribe and Stay Informed
Frequently monitor CDC’s Ebola website  and subscribe to updates from CDC for the most current information.  CDC is available 24/7 for consultation.  State and local health departments with questions should contact  the CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 770-488-7100 or via email at

  • This page last reviewed: January 18, 2017