Interim Guidance for Emergency Services

What to know

  • Who this is for: EMS clinicians, EMR, emergency medical technicians, advanced EMTs, paramedics, and other medical first responders who could be providing patient care in the field, such as law enforcement and fire service personnel), managers of 9-1-1 ECC/PSAPS, EMS agencies, EMS systems, and agencies with medical first responders.


This guidance refers only to the following viral hemorrhagic fevers: Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) and the South American Hemorrhagic Fevers (i.e., those caused by Junin, Machupo, Chapare, Guanarito and Sabia viruses). Refer to the pathogen-specific pages for further information about the individual pathogens (e.g., signs and symptoms, incubation periods, routes of transmission, diagnosis, treatments).