Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) 

Ebola virus disease (also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a highly contagious and deadly disease that periodically causes outbreaks in several African countries. People can get EVD through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or nonhuman primate) or the blood and bodily fluids of a sick or dead person infected with Ebola virus.

Information for UN Staff

  • UN Medical Directors’ Ebola Prevention Recommendations to All UN Personnel for Reducing the Risk of Acquiring EVD in Countries/Areas with the Outbreak (English / French)
  • UNMD’s UN Staff EVD Information leaflet  (English / French
  • DHMOSH SCO’s UN Staff EVD Psychosocial Self-Care Brochure (English French)
  • WHO’s EVD Webpage WHO’s Ebola page which includes links to EVD technical guidance
  • WHO’s EVD FAQ fact sheet on Ebola

Information for UN Health Care Workers

  • DHMOSH Public Health’s Checklist of Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities for UN Health Facilities (English / French
  • DHMOSH Overview, Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Ebola Virus Disease (2 November 2022) (Video / PowerPoint)
  • DHMOSH Training on PPE Use and Triage for Ebola Virus Disease (2 November 2022) (Video / PowerPoint)
  • UN Memo on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required for Standard Precautions and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (including Ebola Virus Disease) here
  • WHO'S EVD Clinical Management here
  • WHO’s EVD Page on Clinical Management and Infection Control of Patients with Viral Hemorrhagic Fever here
  • WHO’s EVD Course for Health Workers here
  • WHO’s Posters on EVD PPE Donning and Doffing here
  • WHO Summary on Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Healthcare Facilities here
  • CDC EVD PPE Calculator for Health Facilities here
  • DHMOSH Public Health Training on Standard Precautions & CDC EVD PPE Calculator here
  • WHO Q&A on EVD Vaccines here
  • WHO's Therapeutics for EVD here

Communications Resources

  • CDC Downloadable Posters and Factsheets here