Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Ebola, also known as Ebola virus disease, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains (Zaire, Sudan, Bundibugyo, or Tai Forest virus). Ebola viruses are found in several African countries.

Ebola was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in several African countries.

For general information about Ebola, please call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information line at 1-800-232-4636 (800-CDC-INFO)

CDC Resources

Ebola Main Information Page
Risk of Exposure
Signs & Symptoms
Transmission Information

IDPH Resources

Ebola Information Page 

General Resources

Ebola: Get the Facts  KCHD
What You Need to Know about Ebola
Ebola: What you need to know if you live in the U.S.
Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Ebola
Ebola Virus Disease and Children: What Pediatric Health Care Professionals Need to Know
What Obstetrician–Gynecologists Should Know About Ebola
Ebola: What’s the difference between infections spread through the air or by droplets?
Facts about Ebola in the U.S.
Is it Flu or Ebola?  CDC
KCHD Flu Info
Communicable Disease Main Page