Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola virus disease is spread through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola. Symptoms of Ebola include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite. These symptoms usually appear 8-10 days after exposure to a person who is sick with Ebola and showing symptoms. A person infected with Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear. Most cases of Ebola are in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear. Ebola is only spread through direct contact with bodily fluids which include saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine and semen.
For more information about Ebola visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola.
To submit questions regarding Ebola response in Kansas, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), or other concerns about Ebola, please submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Health Care Workers
Important Guidance Documents:
Ebola Virus Preparedness and Response Plan (Updated Sept. 25, 2015)
KDHE Waste Management Guidelines for Ebola Response (Updated Oct. 20, 2014)
Ebola Waste Management in Kansas Flowchart |
CDC Infection Control Recommendations for Healthcare Settings |
CDC Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals |
CDC Guidance for EMS |
CDC Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transportation, Testing and Submission
Ebola Population Health Calls |
Regional Ebola Preparedness Meetings |
Factsheet: Could it be Ebola? |
Factsheet: Could it be Ebola? – Spanish |
Ebola Wastewater Letter to Public Water Suppliers |
Biohazardous Waste Storage |
Ebola Table Top Exercise for Healthcare Settings PowerPoint (Updated Oct. 21, 2014)
Ebola Table Top Exercise for Healthcare Settings Situation Manual (Updated Oct. 21, 2014)
Ebola Table Top Exercise Evaluation for Healthcare Settings (Updated Oct. 21, 2014)
Ebola Health Advisory Infographic (Updated Oct. 20, 2014)
CDC Patient Evaluation Checklist for Healthcare Settings