Ebola Virus Disease – Healthcare Workers
The recommendations on this page are no longer in effect and will not be updated.
CDC has developed guidance for:
- Healthcare workers
- Deployed Ebola responders
- Laboratory workers
- Emergency medical service workers
- Air medical transport workers
- Funeral and mortuary workers
Standard, contact, and droplet precautions, including the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), are recommended for management of hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola. Healthcare workers are advised to be alert for signs and symptoms of Ebola in symptomatic patients who have travelled within 21 days to countries where the outbreak is occurring.
Laboratory workers and other healthcare personnel who collect or handle infectious specimens should follow established procedures that match the OSHA bloodborne pathogens standardexternal icon, which includes guidance on handling blood and other potentially infectious materials.
For current information for healthcare workers, visit the CDC Ebola Healthcare Workers webpage.
Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used By Healthcare Workers during Management of Patients with Confirmed Ebola or Persons under Investigation for Ebola who are Clinically Unstable or Have Bleeding, Vomiting, or Diarrhea in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Donning and Doffing PPE
For U.S. Healthcare Settings: Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment for Evaluating Persons Under Investigation for Ebola Who Are Clinically Stable and Do Not Have Bleeding, Vomiting, or Diarrhea
- Training Slides: Limiting Heat Burden While Wearing PPEpdf icon
- Poster: Prevent Heat Related Illness – Wearing PPE Increases Your Risk for Heat-related Illnessespdf icon
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