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For Healthcare Providers

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates. The viruses that cause EVD are located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. People can get EVD through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or nonhuman primate) or a sick or dead person infected with the Ebola virus.

Identify, Isolate, Inform

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) must be reported IMMEDIATELY to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

  • Identify - Look for epidemiologic risk factors in all travelers returning from areas with an active Ebola virus outbreak with signs and symptoms of EVD.
  • Isolate - Begin immediate infection control measures for acutely ill patients with a concerning travel history.
  • Inform - Notify your facility’s infection control program and other appropriate staff. Complete the ADPH Serious Infectious Disease (SID) Consultation Form and call the Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division immediately at 1-800-338-8374.

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Page last updated: January 18, 2023