Ebola: advice about human waste in non-healthcare settings

Guidance about the risk of contracting Ebola virus disease (EVD) from human waste in non-healthcare settings.


Ebola: information for individuals at risk of contact with human waste in the non-healthcare setting


This guidance includes:

  • information about Ebola virus disease
  • precautions to be taken to avoid transmission from human waste
  • actions to take if there is a suspected case of Ebola in home settings

For healthcare professionals, this guidance should be read in conjunction with decontamination guidance for persons with Ebola and other viral haemorrhagic fevers, produced by the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens and WHO guidelines.

Published 20 November 2014
Last updated 13 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.
  2. First published.