The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States and we all need to be especially alert and careful. In an effort to keep you informed and protected, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is working closely with state and local health officials to monitor the situation. According to a CDC statement, the “CDC recognizes that even a single case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States raises concerns. We know how to stop Ebola’s further spread: thorough case finding, isolation of ill people, contacting people exposed to the ill person, and further isolation of contacts if they develop symptoms.”
The CDC has provided a significant amount of detail regarding the symptoms, mode of transmission, and risk of exposure on their website. Please take some time to visit CDC website at www.CDC.gov to learn more about the disease and the current outbreak.