On September 30th the first case of Ebola in the U.S. was confirmed for a patient in a Dallas hospital who had traveled from Liberia. The spread of Ebola virus in West Africa continues to alarm public health officials worldwide. Cases have been confirmed in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. In early September, additional unrelated cases were also reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The outbreak has resulted in over 3,000 suspected deaths to date.
The California EMS Authority has also published guidelines for EMS and Public Safety personnel, available here: California EMS Authority Guidance for Ebola