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Ebola: What You Need to Know

We are committed to keeping our patients and community informed about our ongoing efforts to prepare for patients who may present at a CCHC facility with Ebola symptoms. Employee safety - and the safety of our patients and community - are of utmost importance. 

Important facts about Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Patients must have symptoms to spread the disease.
  • Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood and bodily fluids. It is not spread through air, water or food.
  • Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is very low, CDC and its partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening.

Click here to view the CDC's Ebola fact sheet. 

About Ebola

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

Click here to learn more about the Ebola virus. 

Below are additional websites/resources to access up-to-date information about the Ebola virus:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

World Health Organization (WHO)

MA Department of Public Health 

WXTK "Spectrum" podcast with CCHC Chief Medical Officer Donald A Guadagnoli, MD, and CCHC Infection Prevention Director Georgia Dash, EN, MS, CIC.