Ebola virus disease: information for humanitarian aid workers

Guidance to help minimise the risk of Ebola virus infection among humanitarian aid (and other) workers travelling to West Africa.


Ebola: information for humanitarian aid and other workers intending to work in Ebola affected countries in West Africa

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Anyone planning to conduct humanitarian work in areas of Africa where outbreaks of Ebola virus disease are known to occur needs to be familiar with how Ebola virus is transmitted.

This leaflet recommends the precautions that humanitarian workers should take, and provides advice on what to do if you suspect an infection.

Public Health England (PHE) continues to work with government colleagues, the World Health Organization and a wide range of partners, including UNICEF and Médecins Sans Frontières, to provide support to the affected countries.

Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 5 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. This document has been updated with new information about the risk of Ebola infection via semen.
  2. Updated guidance.
  3. Updated guidance.
  4. Document updated 26 September 2014
  5. The 'Ebola virus disease: information for humanitarian aid workers guidance' has been updated.
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