Ebola

What if Someone Walks Into My Office With Ebola? - 07/18/2019

How do I protect my patients and staff if someone presents with symptoms of Ebola and similar infections?


CDC Releases Updated Ebola Monitoring Protocol - 07/18/2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was expected to release new guidance on monitoring travelers from Liberia to the United States for potential Ebola infection. With the World Health Organization's designation of Liberia as "Ebola free" in May, CDC has developed a "step-down" screening protocol for low-risk travelers to the United States from Liberia.


Ebola Outbreak Spurs Precautionary Warning for Texas Physicians - 06/05/2018

A CDC health update prompted by a recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo serves as a reminder for Texas physicians of the steps that can be taken to protect their patients, staff, and themselves from contracting preventable infectious diseases.


Battling a Destructive Virus - 04/28/2017

Infectious disease experts and epidemiologists urge physicians to educate their patients about Ebola and to know the signs that may indicate a patient has the virus.


TMA Ebola Virus Resource Center - 06/23/2016

Ebola virus information for physicians and health care workers


State Gives “All Clear” on Dallas Ebola Cases - 06/23/2016

The last person — a hospital worker who handled medical waste on Oct. 17 — being monitored in connection with the state's three diagnosed Ebola patients was cleared from twice-daily monitoring on Nov. 7, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The hospital worker had reached the 21-day mark, the longest incubation period for the disease.


Ebola Resource Examines Dallas Contact Tracing, Monitoring - 06/23/2016

It has been months since the last U.S. Ebola patient received a clean bill of health, yet public health officials continue to examine the response to the disease to plan and prepare for possible future cases. "Active Tracing and Monitoring of Contacts Associated With the First Cluster of Ebola in the United States," published in the May edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, discusses the process of contact tracing during the U.S. Ebola investigation. The paper identifies key experiences from contact tracing implementation and monitoring that may assist ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts.


CDC: Health Facilities No Longer Need to Screen for Ebola - 06/23/2016

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated guidance — in the form of frequently asked questions — on Ebola screening in health care facilities. CDC says U.S. health facilities "no longer need to screen patients specifically for Ebola virus disease" but should regularly review CDC travel notices, obtain a complete travel history before the patient exam, and "adjust screening practices for acutely ill patients."


What Physicians Need to Know About Ebola in Dallas - 06/17/2016

On Oct. 8, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to develop Ebola in the United States, died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Following the Sept. 30 announcement of his Ebola diagnosis, national, state, and local public health officials identified and began twice-a-day monitoring of 10 definite contacts and 38 possible contacts. So far, there have been no reports that any of those people have shown signs of the illness.


Tele-Town Hall Discussion About Ebola - 06/17/2016

Question and answers from the Oct. 20 tele-town hall meeting on Ebola?


Free Ebola CME from UTHSCSA - 06/17/2016

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is offering an online course titled Ebola Virus Disease: What Should You Know? Update and Demonstration of Donning and Doffing of Personal Protective Equipment. Physicians can earn free 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ upon completion of the course.


Feds Enact Tougher Standards as Nurses Contract Ebola - 06/17/2016

Last week, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to develop Ebola in the United States, died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.


CDC Issues Ebola Virus Advisory - 06/17/2016

Recent cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) underscore the potential for travel-associated spread of the disease and the risks of EVD to health care workers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which issued a health advisory July 28.


Additional Ebola Virus Guidance - 06/17/2016

Recent cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) underscore the potential for travel-associated spread of the disease and the risks of EVD to health care workers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which issued a health advisory July 28.