Ebola Outbreak

From the CDC:

List EbolaThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and disseminated a number of Ebola resources for use by health care professionals, state and local health departments, and the general public. Information is available on the CDC website and is updated daily.

The CDC Ebola virus website homepage includes an overview of clinical guidance issued by CDC, with links to specific guidance.  Other sections of the homepage highlight the latest updates and provide links to information for special populations, such as those traveling, working or living abroad, airline workers, and healthcare personnel.  For those needing more details about symptoms, transmission, prevention, and risks, links from the homepage lead to scientific information on these topics.

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  • Casey, Doctors and Specialists Discuss Region’s Preparedness and Push for Increased Investment in Hospital Preparedness Funding

    Pittsburgh, PA- As the nation grapples with a second case of Ebola, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), joined by doctors and specialists from UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC, discussed the region’s preparedness and pushed for increased investment in critical hospital preparedness funding. In 2013, Casey led the effort to reauthorize a pandemic preparedness bill that provides for preparedness and planning for public health emergencies, including planning for Ebola. Funding for the Hospital Preparedness Program has been cut by 50% since 2003. This week Casey sent a letter to appropriators seeking to restore funding to the Hospital Preparedness Program. Today, Casey discussed the need to appropriately fund our nation’s public health infrastructure. Read More


  • Casey Calls for Investment in Hospital Preparedness Program that Has Been Cut 50% Since 2003

    Following a second case of Ebola in Dallas, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the Senate HELP Committee, called for additional investment in a hospital preparedness program that has been cut by 50% since 2003. In 2013, Casey passed into law the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA) which reauthorized and updated the government's response to pandemic outbreaks. In his letter to Senate appropriators Casey made the case for increased funding to the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) which works to improve preparedness at hospitals and increase surge capacity during a public health emergency. Read More