Here in Spokane County, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) infectious disease and emergency preparedness specialists closely monitor the ongoing response to Ebola in Africa – just as they do for any other outbreak of illness or disease.
Here are some of the activities that remain ongoing, regardless of whether an Ebola outbreak is occurring or not:
May 31, 2018
On May 8, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of an Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Bikoro Health Zone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is the ninth Ebola outbreak in the DRC over the last four decades, with the most recent occurring in May 2017. Up to date case counts and outbreak information are available on the WHO Ebola Situation Reports for the Democratic Republic of Congo website.
When the height of the travel season subsides with the start of school, every other year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases its annual Health Information for International Travel book (commonly called the Yellow Book) for healthcare professionals. This fully revised and updated resource codifies the U.S. government’s most current travel health guidelines, including pre-travel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy to reference maps, tables, and other charts.