The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and disseminated a number of Ebola resources for use by health care professionals, state and local health departments, and the general public. Information is available on the CDC website and is updated daily. With the announcement Tuesday of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S., these resources may be helpful to organizations involved in health care and health policy.
The CDC Ebola virus website homepage includes an overview of clinical guidance issued by CDC, with links to specific guidance. Other sections of the homepage highlight the latest updates and provide links to information for special populations, such as those traveling, working or living abroad, airline workers, and health care personnel. For those needing more details about symptoms, transmission, prevention, and risks, links from the homepage lead to scientific information on these topics.
An extensive library of downloadable electronic resources is also available from the homepage and includes:
CDC also has Ebola web content available for syndication on other organizations’ websites; once the tools have been added to another website, the information is updated automatically when CDC updates the information on its website. Instructions for adding syndicated content to your website is here: https://tools.cdc.gov/syndication/LearnMore.aspx.
In addition, CDC maintains a robust social media presence, with regular postings on Facebook, Twitter (@CDCgov, @DrFriedenCDC), and other social media sites.
For additional information on CDC’s work on Ebola, please visit www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.