OSHA Posts New Information Regarding Ebola Virus

By OSHA, Friday, 19th September 2014 | 0 comments
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The Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) has posted new information about Ebola to provide standards and guidance to protect workers from exposure.

OSHA provides the most current information available on the Ebola Virus and Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), confirming that Ebola is typically spread through contact with bodily fluids from a living OR deceased person or animal infected with the virus and that EHF is usually marked by fever, muscle pain, headache, and sore throat. The illness progression includes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and impaired organ function. In some cases, rash, internal and/or external bleeding, and death may occur.

Backgroud information on Ebola and EFH, Hazard Recognition, Medical Information, Standards for Protecting Workers, Control and Prevention, along with a listing of Additional Resources may be found within this page.

OSHA will keep this web page current and continue to monitor the spread and development of the Ebola virus and EHF.

To view the full page and to read more about the Ebola Virus and Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), please visit https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html