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Ebola Virus Focus Page

This 'focus' page has been developed to provide NT Health staff with quick access to up-to-date, reliable information relating to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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WHO Ebola Diaries

"The Ebola Diaries" is a series of first-person accounts describing what it has been like working on the front lines of a global health crisis of unprecedented proportions.

What is the Ebola Virus?

Ebola Quick Facts

  • Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
  • Thought to have originated from fruit bats, the virus is transmitted to humans via close contact with infected animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines.
  • Human-to-human transmission occurs via direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people.
  • Humans are not infectious until they develop symptoms.
  • The average case fatality rate of EVD is around 50%. This has varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks.
  • So far, the 2014 outbreak has seen 9216 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) including 4555 deaths.


Epidemiology, Diagnosis & Treatment  

Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of Ebola and Marburg virus disease

Diagnosis and treatment of Ebola and Marburg virus disease

Ebola virus disease - Diagnosis

Laboratory guidance for the diagnosis of Ebola virus disease 

Ebola vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics 

Identify, Isolate, Inform: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management 

Preparedness & Control

Ebola and Marburg virus disease epidemics: preparedness, alert, control, and evaluation

Infection prevention and control guidance for care of patients in health-care settings, with focus on Ebola

Ebola Virus Disease - Control Guidelines

Ebola virus disease - Infection control

Personal Protective Equipment in the context of Filovirus disease outbreak response

Consolidated Ebola virus disease preparedness checklist 

2014 Ebola Outbreaks - Interactive Map

Transport safety & travel

Travel and transport risk assessment: Interim guidance for public health authorities and the transport sector

Australian Travel Advice: Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Check and Report Ebola (CARE) Kit for travelers 

Australian Guidelines

Ebolavirus Series of National Guidelines for Public Health Units

Ebolavirus Disease Information for Clinicians

Laboratory procedures and precautions for samples collected from patients with suspected viral haemorrhagic fevers

Ebola Virus Disease - Control Guidelines (NSW)

Ebola Virus Disease - Response Plan (VIC)

Latest from the World Health Organization

Latest from the World Health Organization

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