The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) recognizes that the public is concerned about the current outbreak of Ebola in the West African region and that cases have arisen in the United States. We are working in partnership with Atlantic General Hospital, local health care providers, Worcester County Emergency Management and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to respond in the event there is ever a suspected case of Ebola in Worcester County.
To date, there have been two deaths in the United States attributable to the Ebola virus. No active cases in the US are being monitored. So far domestic infections are directly related to the first case in Dallas though there has been positive identification of Ebola in a small number of health care workers returning from West Africa. New observation and tracking procedures have been implemented in Maryland to monitor anyone flying into the state from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali or Liberia.
The Worcester County Health Department is taking these and other steps in preparing to respond to a case of Ebola in our County by:
There is additional information about Ebola provided by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ( http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/OIDEOR/SIPOR/SitePages/ebola.aspx ) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ ) web sites.
Maryland DHMH - Ebola Virus Disease– General Information
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:59|