Ebola Resources

09 October 2014

ASIS has compiled a list of articles, videos, and fact sheets for security practitioners, as well as for healthcare workers, public safety professionals, and others seeking guidance.

Be Prepared as Ebola Outbreak Grows (video)

Education session recorded at the 2014 Annual Seminar & Exhibits , October 1, 2014.

Presenters: Lisa Delaney (CDC), Sam Shartar (Emory University), Don Taussig (Land O Lakes), and Robert Quigley (SOS International)

The World Health Organization indicates that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and expected to infect 20,000 people before it can be contained in six to nine months. This is the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history. How could the Ebola virus affect you, your security department, and its holding in the affected region? This session examines how the virus is spread, risk factors, containment issues, evaluation information, and how you can make ready your security plans to deal with this epidemic

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).

U.S. Department of State

Ebola Fact Sheet for Travelers

University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

Infectious Disease Topic: Ebola

World Health Organization (WHO)

Ebola virus disease (EVD)

Fact Sheet on Ebola virus disease
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.

International SOS

Ebola in West Africa
The largest ever Ebola outbreak is underway in several countries in West Africa. The epidemic continues to grow and spread into new areas, threatening more lives and potentially the economies of affected countries. On August 8, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Travel advice: For business travellers, organisations operating in affected countries, and organisations deploying staff to aid the Ebola response

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Ebola and Marburg fevers

Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, Fifth update, 29 September 2014

Information Sources for Healthcare Workers, Public Safety Workers, and Others

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

See the CDC website for additional information and updates

Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States,
October 1, 2014

Ebola Guidance for Airline Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel, Updated October 2, 2014

Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals, Updated September 5, 2014

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in U.S. Hospitals, Updated October 6, 2014

Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Patients with Suspected Infection with Ebola Virus Disease, Updated October 6, 2014 (Factsheet – PDF)