Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is caused by infection with the Ebolavirus, which is a virus that belongs to the family Filoviridae. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically.

The Ebola outbreak is currently centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (Nigeria and Senegal have not reported any cases since Sept. 5 and Aug. 29 respectively) although there is the potential for further spread to neighboring African countires.

2014 North Dakota Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Summary
Gender # Cases Age Information # Cases
Female 0 <10 0
Male 0 10-19 0
    20-29 0
Hospitalized 0 30-39 0
    40-49 0
    50-59 0
60 and over 0


CDC's website for up-to-date information on the Ebola outbreak

CDC's Donning and Doffing PPE Equipment videos
 (After introduction video, start PPE videos by clicking on "choose equipment")

Ambulatory Care Evaluation of Patients with Possible Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) Algorithm

WHO - Frequently asked questions on Ebola virus disease

APIC Ebola

OSHA Ebola

GNYHA Ebola Training - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) demo video


Ebola Fact Sheet
Ebola facts, including common symptoms, how it is spread, who is at risk and how to prevent it.

Risk and Exposure Assessment Tool - PDF version (4/23/2015)

NDDoH Provider Decision Tree (11/20/2014)

Clinic/Hospital Patient Sign (8/20/2014)

Ebola Q and A for Colleges and Universities (8/18/2014)

Ebola Q and A for General Public (8/28/2014)

Ebola Guidance for Campus Visitors/Faculty/Staff (8/29/2014)

NEW Ebola Information for Schools and Child Care (9/3/2014)

How to discuss Ebola with your children (AAP) (10/7/2014)

2014-15 African Travel Advice

Monitoring of Travelers: Daily Report

Press Releases

North Dakota Department of Health Provides Advice on African Travel (11/20/2014)

North Dakota Department of Health Continues Protective Measures on Ebola (10/29/2014)

North Dakota Department of Health to Host Video Conferences on Ebola (8/13/2014)
Although there is very little risk that the Ebola virus will arrive in North Dakota, the state must be prepared to act quickly in the event it is suspected of or confirmed as being here. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a series of video conferences on August 15 and 18 to provide more information regarding Ebola.

North Dakota Department of Health Gives Guidance on Ebola News Release (8/7/2014)
There are no reported cases of Ebola in North Dakota and the risk of introduction of the virus into North Dakota or the United States is considered to be low. However, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is putting plans in place to educate the public and is preparing to respond in the unlikely event that Ebola is discovered here.

North Dakota Department of Health Ebola Health Alert (7/30/2014)
Ebola Virus Disease Confirmed in a Traveler to Nigeria, Two U.S. Healthcare Workers in Liberia

CDC Guidance and Important Links

Travel Health Notices (CDC)

Ebola Information for Health Professionals (CDC)
Evaluation criteria, testing criteria, testing submission and recommended infection measures.

Ebola Information for Laboratorians (CDC)
Appropriate specimen collection, transport and testing of specimens from patients who are suspected to be infected with Ebola virus.

Humanitarian Aid Workers (CDC)

Guidance for Handling Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U.S. Hospitals and Mortuaries (CDC)

NEW Ebola Hospital Checklist (pdf)

APIC Webinar:  Updated Ebola Infection Prevention and Control Guidance
October 21, 2014 10 a.m. CDT

Video Conferences

Video Conference Recording - Ebola Precautions: University System (August 15th, 2014)

Video Conference Recording - Ebola Precautions: Healthcare System (August 15th, 2014)

Video Conference Recording - Ebola Precautions: General Public (August 18th, 2014)

Clinical Management of Ebola Patients (August 22, 2014)

Ebola Update for University and College Professionals (August 28, 2014)

Ebola Update (September 12, 2014)

Ebola Preparedness Update (October 6, 2014)

Ebola Preparedness Meeting (October 20, 2014)

Ebola Preparedness Meeting (October 22, 2014)

Ebola Preparedness Meeting (November 14, 2014)

Ebola Preparedness Meeting - EMTALA issues for hospitals (November 21, 2014)

Ebola Update for University and College Professionals (December 12, 2014)

Ebola Briefing for Healthcare Facilities - EMTALA requirements (December 16, 2014)