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Ebola 

Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease that affects humans and some animals (monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees). It is caused by the Ebola virus.

Ebola was first discovered in 1976 in Africa, near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Currently, there is a large Ebola outbreak in three West African countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) website for the most up-to-date information on the Ebola outbreak. The first-ever U.S. case of Ebola was diagnosed on September 30, 2014.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

For the General Public, Health Care Workers and Facilities 
Ebola Webpage  - Centers For Disease Control and Prevention 

For The General Public and Travel Information
Questions and Answers about Ebola  
Is it Flu or Ebola (Fact sheet)

Travel Information

For Health Care Workers and Facilities
Updated Guidance for Managing or Preparing for Ebola in the US and Abroad
Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment 
   University of Nebraska Personal Protective Equipment Biologics - Donning Video
   University of Nebraska Personal Protective Equipment Biologics - Doffing Video
Could it be Ebola (Infographic for Health Care Workers)

Illinois Department of Public Health

For Illinois State Residents, Health Care, and Business Partners
Ebola Webpage - Illinois Department of Public Health 
Illinois Department of Public Health Ebola 24/7 Hotline - 1-800-889-3931

Winnebago County Health Department

For The General Public
Ebola Webpage  - Winnebago County Health Department
Winnebago County Health Department Press Statement on Disease Investigations (10/14/2014)
Winnebago County Health Department Press Statement on Ebola (10/2/2014)

For Health Care Workers and Facilities

To contact the Winnebago County Health Department's Communicable Disease Department with questions on Ebola during normal business hours call 815-720-4000. After hours call 815-720-4050.