Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Public health agencies, including
the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Alexandria Health Department,
continue to monitor the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. While Ebola transmission
within the US remains low, cases may be detected among travelers entering the
country from affected areas. The Alexandria Health Department is working to
ensure our community can respond safely, quickly, and efficiently to anyone who
may have been exposed to Ebola.
Ebola is not transmitted through
the air, by water or by food grown or legally purchased in the US. It is
only transmitted through direct contact with someone who is sick with the Ebola
Persons who returned from affected areas more than 21 days ago
cannot become ill with Ebola.
Ebola infections remain rare. There are more common infections
that cause similar symptoms. If you are ill, no matter what the cause of
your symptoms, prompt medical care is important for your well-being and to
protect others. Call your healthcare provider before seeking care – tell them
if you have traveled.
The following links will connect our medical community and the
general public with updated resources regarding basic facts, control and
prevention of the disease.
Information for physicians and healthcare providers:
Questions about Ebola?