UPDATE - JULY 1, 2014 Travel Advisory from the UMMS Office of Global Health - Ebola Outbreak
As many of you are aware, the Ebola virus outbreak continues in
West Africa. While most cases have occurred in locations close to the Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia borders, new cases have been reported in June 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The Office of Global Health has been monitoring the situation closely since the outbreak began in February 2014 and will continue to do so.
As of this notice and until future notification,
UMMS will not support any travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for any UMMS individuals, until further notice. To read the complete Office of Global Health Ebola Outbreak Update and Memo please click on this link: International Travel - Ebola Outbreak
The Center for Disease Control Issued an update on the West Africa Ebola Outbreak on July 31, 2014 - Level 3 Travel Warning. What this means is that The CDC today issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its Ebola Report on July 31, 2014. Please click on Disease Outbreak News for additional details
Ebola Relief Efforts
Many members of our UMMS-UMMHC Global Health community have direct ties to Liberia and have asked how to assist with the devastating Ebola outbreak. There are several ways in which you can assist with the relief efforts. Please click on this link for a list of ways you can help. For in kind donations, such as gowns, masks,etc, please click on this link for a list of items needed by healthcare workers. We thank you. For any questions or additional details, please contact Deborah Noble, Project Coordinator at OGH at 508-856-2840 and firstname.lastname@example.org .