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Ebola Update: More Resources Available

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). It is important to know the facts about Ebola and to be prepared for it.  This is a compilation of resources prepared by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention OSAP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

The risk of an Ebola transmission in a dental healthcare setting is extremely low. It is highly unlikely that someone with Ebola symptoms will seek dental care when they are severely ill. Unlike other, more common viruses such as influenza and measles, a person with Ebola is only contagious when they have symptoms.

 

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