Ebola Information

Information about the Ebola Virus

Ebola: Educate, Prepare, and Prevent

As part of the nationwide response to the Ebola virus outbreak, TVHC is following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alameda County Public Health Department to ensure we meet the standards for early detection in order to protect our patients and staff safety.

Although the risk of being infected with this virus is very low, TVHC has established an Ebola Prevention Taskforce to educate, prepare, and prevent a possible Ebola virus outbreak within one of our health centers. We have also established protocols and a screening process for patients who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

The early symptoms are very similar to the flu, but the appearance of flu-like symptoms alone does not mean a person has Ebola.  Symptoms can occur between 2-21 days of exposure to the Ebola virus. These symptoms need to accompanied by either:  

(1) recent travel to an area known to have an Ebola outbreak (Liberia, Guinea, and/or Sierra Leone); or, 

(2) close contact with a person suspected or known to have contracted the Ebola virus.

For more information on the Ebola virus, please visit:

·       http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/what-need-to-know-ebola.pdf

·       http://www.acphd.org/ebola.aspx

Please be sure to call us at (510) 471-5880 before coming to TVHC if you feel that you have been exposed to the Ebola Virus. This will help protect our patients and the community we serve. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or visit your local emergency department.