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Ebola virus disease: clinical management and guidance

Best practice, Care guideline, Factsheet
Abstract: 
Ebola virus disease is a rare but severe disease in humans and non-human primates caused by Ebola virus, a filovirus that was first recognised in 1976 and has caused sporadic outbreaks since in several African countries. There are 5 distinct species of Ebola virus, of which 4 have caused disease in humans: Zaïre, Sudan, Tai Forest and Bundibugyo. Reston ebolavirus has caused disease in non-human primates and pigs, but not in humans. No imported case of Ebola haemorrhagic fever has ever occurred in the UK. These documents provide guidance for professionals. PHE continues to work with government colleagues, the World Health Organization and a wide range of partners including UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontières, to provide support to the affected countries. Updated maps of the specific areas currently affected (August 2014). Public health management 1.Ebola virus disease: managing patients who require assessment in primary care (2 September 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-virus-disease-managing-patients-who-require-assessment-in-primary-care 2.Ebola: advice and risk assessment for universities and further educational establishments (29 August 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-advice-and-risk-assessment-for-universities-and-further-educational-establishments 3.Ebola: advice and risk assessment for educational, childcare and young persons’ settings (29 August 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-advice-and-risk-assessment-for-educational-childcare-and-young-persons-settings 4.Ebola: sample testing advice for laboratory staff (20 August 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-sample-testing-advice-for-laboratory-staff 5.Ebola: infection control and prevention for acute trust staff (20 August 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-infection-control-and-prevention-for-acute-trust-staff 6.Ebola: advice for immigration removal centres (20 August 2014 Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-advice-for-immigration-removal-centres 7.Ebola virus disease: identifying and managing patients for assessment in acute trusts (15 August 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-virus-disease-identifying-and-managing-patients-for-assessment-in-acute-trusts 8.Viral haemorrhagic fever: sample testing advice (15 August 2014 Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/viral-haemorrhagic-fever-sample-testing-advice 9.Viral haemorrhagic fever: ACDP algorithm and guidance on management of patients (13 August 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/viral-haemorrhagic-fever-algorithm-and-guidance-on-management-of-patients 10.Ebola: environmental cleaning guidance for potential contamination (excluding healthcare settings) (13 August 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-environmental-cleaning-guidance-for-potential-contamination-excluding-healthcare-settings 11.Ebola: public health questions and answers (8 August 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-public-health-questions-and-answers 12.Ebola virus disease: risk assessment of outbreak in West Africa (31 July 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-virus-disease-risk-assessment-of-outbreak-in-west-africa 13.Ebola virus disease: information for humanitarian aid workers (31 July 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-virus-disease-information-for-humanitarian-aid-workers 14.Ebola: origins, reservoirs, transmission and guidelines (15 April 2014) Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-origins-reservoirs-transmission-and-guidelines
Authors: 
Public Health England (GOV.UK)
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Control
Epidemiology
Management
Prevention
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