Get the Facts About Ebola

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is in continuous contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), NYC Health Department, local health departments across the state, hospital associations, individual health care facilities, EMS providers, and other appropriate entities to monitor the situation, support investigation of any suspect cases, and provide guidance and information on infection control protocols and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all health care workers, patients, visitors and the general public.

Additionally, DOH continues to provide CDC Advisories and Alerts to county health departments and health care providers to heighten awareness of possible cases, request reporting of any suspect cases, and to reiterate infection control procedures.

The CDC has protocols in place to protect against further spread of disease. These include notification to CDC of ill passengers on a plane before arrival, investigation of ill travelers, and, if necessary, isolation. CDC has also provided guidance to airlines for managing ill passengers and crew and for disinfecting aircraft.

CDC has issued a Health Alert Notice reminding U.S. health care workers of the importance of taking steps to prevent the spread of this virus, how to test and isolate suspected patients and how they can protect themselves from infection.