The 2014 Ebola outbreak was the largest Ebola outbreak in history, and is of great concern to many people. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of patients with Ebola in Alabama. Ebola is not spread through the air, by water, or in general, by food. The Alabama Department of Public Health is taking several steps to ensure that if a case occurs in our state, we will be able to respond effectively.
Ebola is also known as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF). There are five Ebola subspecies, four of which are known to cause the disease. To learn more, visit About Ebola. Also view What You Need To Know About Ebola and Top 10 Things You Really need to Know about Ebola.
To determine if it Is The Flu or Ebola, read the common symptoms of each to tell the difference.
- Consumers with questions should call our Center for Emergency Preparedness (CEP) at 1-866-264-4073.
- Healthcare providers with questions should call our Epidemiology Division at 1-800-338-8374.
- Local media may contact their area risk communicator for more information about Ebola.