State Launches New Ebola Website

993337_10200728978131275_1556320769_nGovernor Malloy announced that the State of Connecticut has launched a website to keep residents informed regarding the Ebola virus.  There will also be a hyperlink to http://www.ct.gov/ebola on the homepages of all state agencies.

“Many residents have questions and concerns.  For that reason, we felt it was important to create a localized site where information will be updated on an ongoing basis,” said Governor Malloy.  “While there are no cases of Ebola in Connecticut, we are taking safety measures to prevent the spread of this virus should someone in our state become sick with Ebola. Our health officials and Unified Command Team have been meeting to prepare for a potential case here in Connecticut.”

“While a widespread outbreak of Ebola in our country remains unlikely, we still want residents to have information they need to understand how Connecticut is preparing,” said Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen.  “This site provides people with access to timely and accurate information about Ebola and the work the state and its partners are doing to protect Connecticut.”

The site provides risk information about Ebola virus infection, a map of the West African countries affected by Ebola, and information about actions the state of Connecticut is taking to prevent the spread of the virus should someone in Connecticut become sick with Ebola. The site provides links to additional resources and information from the CDC and other partners.

The site also includes resources for health care providers, including new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of personal protective equipment by health care personnel.

The United Way’s 211 is also a resource equipped to handle inquiries concerning Ebola on its website at http://www.211ct.org, or by calling 2-1-1.

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