Recommendations for Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease

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Health Alert Notice: Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials

The purpose of this Health Alert Notice Advisory is to remind healthcare personnel and health officials to:

(1) increase their vigilance in inquiring about a history of travel to West Africa in the 21 days before illness onset for any patient presenting with fever or other symptoms consistent with Ebola;

(2) isolate patients who report a travel history to an Ebola-affected country (currently Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea) and who are exhibiting Ebola symptoms in a private room with a private bathroom and implement standard, contact, and droplet precautions (gowns, facemask, eye protection, and gloves); and


(3) immediately notify the local/state health department.
Please disseminate this information to infectious disease specialists, intensive care physicians, primary care physicians, and infection control specialists, as well as to emergency departments, urgent care centers, and microbiology laboratories.

Read the full Health Alert Notice at:



CDC Ebola Case Definition

Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Patients with Suspected Infection with Ebola Virus Disease

Monitoring and Movement recommendations

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in U.S. Hospitals:

Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus: 

Sequence for Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Ebola Virus Disease Information for Clinicians in U.S. Healthcare Settings:

Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease

Interim Guidance about Ebola Infection for Airline Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel

Guidance for Airlines on Reporting Onboard Deaths or Illnesses to CDC

CDC Death and Disease Reporting Tool for Cabin Crew

CDC Death and Disease Reporting Tool for Pilots

Ebola Traveler’s Health