Public Health

Zika Resources

DHMH
Maryland’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has issued this letter to clinicians that includes resources from CDC as well as Maryland-specific information on testing. 

Interim Guidance and Instructions for Submission of Specimens for Suspected Zika Testing at the Maryland DHMH Laboratory

Reminder from DHMH to hospitals about how to submit specimens for Zika testing

Interim guidance for protecting health care workers from Zika virus infection

DHMH Zika resources webpage

CDC
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has developed this website with information about the virus. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its interim guidelines for U.S. health care providers caring for pregnant women during a Zika virus outbreak. 

Interim Guidelines for healthcare providers who care for infants and children with possible Zika virus infection

Other CDC Resources:
Fact Sheets and Posters
Areas with Zika

American Hospital Association
The AHA has made available on its website a page of resources from CDC and other sources, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and others. 


Ebola Resources

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

DHMH Communications Policies in Relation to Prospective Ebola Patients

Directive and Order of the Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to Report Ebola Case Information and to Take Measures to Prevent Transmission of Ebola

American Hospital Association

American Hospital Association’s answers to the questions raised by MHA members during our October 3 call 

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) Readiness Advisory offers a detailed checklist for hospitals from CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Department of Transportation

DOT press release on its granting of a special permit in Texas for the transport of Ebola medical waste

Q&As on the transportation of potentially contaminated materials

Guidance on Category A substance transportation

Transporting Infectious Substances Brochure

Centers for Disease Control

Guidance for Screening and Caring for Pregnant Women with Ebola Virus Disease for Healthcare Providers in U.S. Hospitals

CDC Ebola Guidance for the ED

CDC Recommendations for Dialysis for Patients with Ebola

CDC Ebola Guidance for EMS, 911 Systems

New CDC Guidelines Released 10/20/14 

10/20/14 CDC Conference Call: Approaches to Clinical Management for Patients with Ebola Treated in U.S. Hospitals

10/14/14 CDC Conference Call: Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center

CDC has distributed for emergency department use Ebola Virus Disease screening criteria to assist with screening and detection of persons with the signs, symptoms, and travel history consistent with exposure to Ebola

Updated Ebola Medical Waste Management document

International Infection Control and Healthcare Workers guidance for interacting with potential Ebola patients

Ebola Signs and Symptoms 

CDC infographics:

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems 

Memo to Maryland EMS Program Officers and Medical Directors on procedures for EMS to follow

Kentucky Hospital Association

Ebola tabletop exercise

Emory Healthcare

Emory's Ebola Protocol website

CDC and Johns Hopkins Medicine

Ebola virus disease training modules