DADS information letter provides information on the Ebola virus that providers may use to help ensure the health and safety of staff members and individuals receiving services.
The Department of Aging and Disability Services encourages its providers to take reasonable precautions to ensure their employees are not exposed to a symptomatic person by knowing how Ebola is transmitted and its symptoms. An individual will not contract Ebola if he has not had exposure to an individual with Ebola or has not traveled to an affected area in West Africa.
Providers are strongly encouraged to review the information at the links below for accurate information on Ebola and to monitor the websites of these organizations for future updates.
For the latest and most reliable information about the Ebola virus in Texas, go here https://service.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXHHSC/subscriber/new and sign up for email updates from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) media statements and other CDC information regarding Ebola can be accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.
Information on the Ebola virus from DSHS can be found at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/preparedness/ebola-outbreak.aspx.
If you have questions about Ebola, please contact your local health department or for clinical infectious disease information, contact the DSHS Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Branch at 1-800-252-8239 or 512-776-7676.
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