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Information on Ebola Virus Disease

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

October 04, 2014

Update—October 4, 2014 at 12 PM:
The Florida Department of Health is working in consultation with the CDC to analyze on a case by case basis whether testing for Ebola is necessary. The Department’s Bureau of Public Health Laboratories has the capacity to conduct preliminary Ebola testing. There is currently no case from Sarasota County being tested.

  • Actively monitoring the status of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa including analyzing information about the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.
  • Statewide distribution of guidance for testing and assessment of suspect Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to healthcare providers including hospitals, laboratories and medical providers.
  • Those with recent travel history to the affected regions and are experiencing symptoms should contact a healthcare provider.

For more information on Ebola please see: Information on Ebola Virus Disease.