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Ebola Monitoring in Dallas County
Updated: May 31, 2017

Numbers reflect information received at the time of publishing and are subject to change. DCHHS will report additional numbers as they are received.

 

Ebola Monitoring Overview


DCHHS monitors individuals for Ebola Virus Disease for 21 days per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of State Health Services.

Dallas County residents can be confident that DCHHS is doing its part to protect Dallas County residents from viruses and diseases that are a threat to public health.

CDC Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

Number of individuals currently being monitored: 0

 

Individual(s)
Being
Monitored
Risk
Level
Date
Monitoring
Ends
 

 

Ebola Virus Disease is not spread through air, water, or food grown or legally purchased in the United States.

 

There are several ways the virus can be spread to others. These include:


• direct contact with the blood or body fluids (including but not limited to feces, saliva, urine, vomit and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola
• contact with objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the blood or body fluids of an infected person or with infected animals

 

Those at risk for infection include healthcare workers, family members, or others in close contact with infected people.

For more information on Ebola Virus Disease, click here.

For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at: zachary.thompson@dallascounty.org

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

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