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Ebola Virus Disease: Ebola

Information and News: Ebola

About

Ebola virus disease (according to WHO formerly known as Ebola h[a]emorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness.

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html    

Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public  (National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center DIMRC)http://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/search/?searchTerms=ebola+OR+hemorrhagic&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=Search

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources (NLM DIMRC) http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html

MedlinePlus (National Institutes of Health's web site for patients and their families & friends produced by NLM; reliable information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues)English http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hemorrhagicfevers.html Spanish http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/hemorrhagicfevers.html

NewsBits (NN/LM National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region) additional information and other NLM and CDC resourceshttp://nnlm.gov/psr/newsbits/2014/08/14/nlm-launches-emergency-access-initiative-for-healthcare-professionals-fighting-ebola-outbreak/

World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/

AccessMedicine making Harrison's Online chapter on Ebola openly available due to WHO's declaring the Ebola outbreak a global health emergency and as a service to all health professionalshttp://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=331&sectionid=40726956&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouvKnKZKXonjHpfsX87u0lXaaxlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ATMdiPa%2BTFAwTG5toziV8R7HHJM1z0MIQWBXl
 
 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) - Ebola Information for Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Settings http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/default.aspx

Webinars and National Calls for Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Settings  http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/ebola-calls.aspx

 

 

Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Up to Date Information: White House, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC, has a Questions and Answers webpage: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/01/questions-and-answers-ebola. This mirrors the CDC 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa page: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html.

CDC Questions and Answers on Ebola http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/qa.html

World Health Organization FAQs on Ebola  http://who.int/csr/disease/ebola/faq-ebola/en/

Outbreaks

WHO Regional Office for Africa http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-a-programmes/dpc/epidemic-a-pandemic-alert-and-response/epr-highlights/4164-ebola-virus-disease-in-west-africa.html

CDC’s 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria) http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html

HealthMap (tool that brings together disparate data sources for a unified & comprehensive review of current global state of infectious diseases, e.g., Ebola, and their effect on human & animal health) http://healthmap.org/ebola

CDC's archived postings of outbreaks that have occurred since the year 2000 http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/resources/outbreaks.html

CDC chronology of outbreaks http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/resources/outbreak-table.html