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CDC Issues Health Advisory on Ebola Virus in Nigeria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cautioned that U.S. health care workers should be on alert for signs and symptoms of Ebola virus disease in patients with compatible illness who have traveled within 21 days to countries currently seeing an outbreak of the disease. Those countries include Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The warning comes after two U.S. citizens working at a Liberian hospital were recently confirmed to have the Ebola virus infection. EVD symptoms include sudden onset of fever and malaise, accompanied by headache, vomiting and diarrhea. CDC also recommends that patients with symptoms and a recent travel history to the West African countries be considered for isolation pending diagnostic testing. The advisory includes a summary, background information, recommendation and links to additional information.