The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (“Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa is the largest outbreak of the disease in history. The outbreak is primarily affecting individuals in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, though has more recently caused Ebola cases diagnosed in the United States and other countries. The Frederick County Health Department is monitoring the worldwide situation and working very closely with the local health care community and statewide partners in preparing for and responding to situations that might be related to Ebola.
Consult with the FCHD for assistance with EVD case detection, classification, testing, and prevention, as necessary.
During normal business hours, call the Communicable Disease Program of the Health Department at 301-600-3342.
If there is no answer, call the Community Health Services (CHS) receptionist at (301) 600-1733.
After hours, call the Frederick County Communication Center at (301) 600-1603.
Provider Calls The Frederick County Health Department is hosting conference calls for health care providers on Thursdays from 12:15-1pm. Information about the calls will be sent out to providers by fax and email alerts. Instructions for signing up to receive the email alerts can be found here.
Notes from previous calls are provided below:
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has provided guidelines here for screening patients, environmental infection control, and a sign template that can be displayed on the front door of your facility.
These guidelines are not intended to be taken as a directive or mandate, and can be modified as necessary to best work for your staff and patients.