The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. is one of the premier public health institutions in the world. Its experts, leaders and staff are go-to resources for understanding and managing infectious diseases such as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
One of the CDC’s primary functions is to share information that can help the general public, health care workers and others deal with those diseases. Their website, infographics, reports and other resources are instructive, informative and accessible to a variety of audiences.
One way you, too, can help us manage and prevent diseases, is to train in a public health discipline and join local, state, regional and national public health organizations like the CDC. Whether you are a communication experts, epidemiologists, lab-based scientists, manager, community activist, etc., you can make a real difference, as the CDC’s trademark goes, “…Saving Lives. Protecting People.”
The CDC’s website on Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever covers the following and more:
- About Ebola
- 2014 West Africa Outbreak
- Current and Past Outbreaks
- Signs and Symptoms
- Risk of Exposure
- Health Care Workers
- Print Resources (including infographics and illustrations)
- The Latest Outbreak Information