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What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease

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Date:Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)


Barbara Knust, DVM, MPH
Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC
David Kuhar, MD
Medical Officer
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC


The recent Ebola virus disease (or Ebola hemorrhagic fever) outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals. Additionally, two American citizens with Ebola virus disease are being medically evacuated to the United States to receive care in a U.S. hospital. During this COCA Call, clinicians will receive updates on the status of the outbreak in West Africa and guidance on what steps U.S. healthcare facilities can take to prepare for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola virus disease.

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Call Format

  • Audio conference call on 8/05/14: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Accreditation Statements

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians


Additional Information

  • Contact
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.