On July 28, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidance on the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa.

Although EVD poses low risk to the general population of the United States, CDC and WHO advise healthcare workers to be alert for febrile patients who, within three weeks before onset of illness, have either

  1. Travelled to West Africa
  2. Had direct unprotected contact with blood, other body fluids, secretions, or excretions of a person or animal with EVD
  3. Had a possible exposure when working in a laboratory that handles EVD

Be on the look out and continue to be vigilant

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