WA Health is well-prepared to identify and respond to any suspected cases of Ebolavirus disease (EVD) and prevent transmission should a case occur and further work is underway to improve the preparedness level. There is currently an Ebolavirus disease outbreak in West Africa only. No cases of Ebolavirus disease have been confirmed in Australia.
WA Health has strengthened its infectious disease protocols and has revised and released its Viral Haemorrhagic Response Plan for Western Australia Version 4.3 (PDF 1.05MB) or (Word 1.9MB). Systems are in place to ensure WA Health is notified immediately if anyone entering Australia from affected countries has had contact with Ebolavirus or shows symptoms of the disease. Western Australian hospitals are well prepared should anyone present with EVD symptoms.
- The largest outbreak of Ebolavirus disease (EVD) ever reported is continuing in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa.
- Regular EVD updates are available from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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