Ebola crisis – resources for paediatricians
This page collates official information and guidance about Ebola, which we hope will be useful for you, your colleagues, patients and families.
We are aware that paediatricians in the UK may face questions from concerned patients and their families, be looking for guidance on preparing for Ebola in the UK or be interested in providing direct support in Africa.
On this page:
- General information on Ebola for doctors and patients
- Preparing for Ebola cases in the UK
- Guidance on managing patients
- Providing direct support in Africa
- The following Q&A sheet (PDF) from Public Health England covers a range of questions on risk, UK preparedness, screening and symptoms
- The World Health Organisation website has a range of factsheets and information on Ebola, including protective measures for the general public and for healthcare staff.
- The Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England have produced an Ebola factsheet (PDF) with information about the virus, symptoms, infection and treatment.
Risk in the UK
The first of the Chief Medical Officers videos on Ebola was released on 13 November, reiterating the low risk of Ebola to the UK.
- Public Health England’s director of global health, Brian McCloskey, provides a short question and answer on catching Ebola.
- (GIF), which may be useful for explaining to patients the risk of catching Ebola. You can also download a (PDF, 400KB).
- This Ebola myth-busting fact sheet produced by the Department of Health may be useful for patients.
- The WHO website has a number of short guides for health staff regarding protective measures against Ebola.
- Ebola products are available from NHS Supply Chain.
- Managing patients: Clinical guidance and ACDP algorithm on management of viral haemorrhagic fever patients.
- Breastfeeding and pregnant Ebola patients: Guidance for clinical staff undertaking direct care of breastfeeding women or pregnant women.
The second of the CMO’s videos on Ebola was released on 21 November, discussing the UK’s contribution to the international efforts in West Africa.