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Ebola Resource Center

Ebola Resource Center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 30 confirmed the first U.S. case of Ebola, and there continue to be ongoing developments associated with the virus. The AMA intends to update this resource center regularly to provide information to the public, physicians and other health care workers as they seek to learn more.

Visit AMA Wire® for ongoing Ebola coverage provided by the AMA.

Resources for the public

Ebola basics from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
What you need to know about Ebola: CDC fact sheet
10 things you really need to know about Ebola: CDC slides
Signs and symptoms of Ebola
Is it flu or Ebola? CDC infographic
How to prevent Ebola
Ebola transmission: CDC Q&A
Difference between infections spread through the air and those spread by droplets: CDC infographic
How people exposed to Ebola should be monitored: CDC fact sheet
Current U.S. Ebola treatment centers
What parents need to know about Ebola: American Academy of Pediatrics article
How to discuss Ebola with your children: American Academy of Pediatrics article
Ebola and pets: CDC Q&A
Interim guidance for air travel personnel
Ebola information for travelers

 

Resources for physicians

Video: CDC address on Ebola infection control

View on-demand video: Arjun Srinivasan, MD, an expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, discusses how physicians can prepare for and manage Ebola patients in hospital and ambulatory care settings.

Slides of the presentation (login) also are available for download.

Understanding Ebola

Ebola basics: JAMA
Case definition of Ebola
What you need to know about Ebola: CDC fact sheet
10 things you really need to know about Ebola: CDC slides
Clinician primer on Ebola: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal
Special Ebola edition of the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal, which includes a primer for clinicians as well as medical, legal and public health considerations
Visual snapshot of the Ebola outbreak: JAMA
Review of human-to-human transmission of Ebola
Public health in the age of Ebola: JAMA Internal Medicine Viewpoint
Ebola in Africa and international treatment: New England Journal of Medicine articles and perspectives

Preparing your hospital or practice
Screening and diagnosing Ebola
Treating patients
Handling travel and infection
Getting the latest news and resources