Ebola in the U.S.
In light of the recent identification of the first Ebola patient on U.S. soil, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and Prestige Health Choice would like to provide resources regarding the virus itself and the standard reporting procedures for communicable diseases in the state of Florida. Much of this information has already been delivered to individual providers (physicians, laboratories, hospitals, etc.) by the Florida Department of Health. It is our intent to keep our health partners informed and encourage the appropriate dissemination of this information.
The sources below, taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) include information about the prevention, detection, transmission and treatment of Ebolavirus.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- One-page fact sheet (PDF)
World Health Organization:
Florida Department of Health:
- Fact sheet (PDF)
- Ebola guidance flyer (PDF)
The following sources, taken from the Florida Department of Health, provide information regarding health care provider reporting guidelines for communicable diseases. Please disseminate this information to the relevant members of your staff.