Due to 2014 outbreak in West Africa, Ebola is in the news. To keep Washtenaw County residents informed, we are providing links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with updated information.
- General Ebola information: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html
- Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in US Hospitals: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html
- Fiebre hemorrágica de Ébola (Español/Spanish) http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/spanish/index.html
Additional questions about our preparedness activities can be directed to our Emergency Preparedness Administrator, Cindra James, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washtenaw County Public Health is working to protect your health in the event of an emergency. You can help by taking care of your health and preparing ahead of time.
How do I get emergency information from local Public Health?
* Visit the Public Health website
* Use the Emergency Alert System
* Join our emergency email group
* Call Public Health at 734-544-6700
* Call 211 or referrals or updates
* Register for official texts via Nixle
Dispense Medicines in an Emergency
If a disease outbreak required dispensing medicines to the entire population, would your clients, residents or employees be able to access public dispensing site? Or would they be better served if you organization provided emergency dispensing services. Learn more about protecting your employees or clients and keeping your business running during a health crisis. Contact Susan Cerniglia at 734-544-6759 or email@example.com.
Jump Start Your Preparedness Plans
Disasters can happen at any time. Severe weather, accidents or hazardous materials have the potential to harm almost any home, school or business. Are you prepared? See Individual and Family Preparedness or Do 1 Thing. Start today!
Washtenaw County Public Health is responsible for protecting your health in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. Such an outbreak could happen naturally, or as the result of bioterrorism. Understand the potential threats and how to protect yourself, see Pandemic Influenza Information, or visit Communicable Disease for fact sheets and local statistics.
Community Organizations and Nonprofits
Diversity is one of our greatest strengths and enriches our community. It also means we may have different abilities to respond in an emergency. Is your organization or group capable of assisting others in an emergency? Are you able to reach your clients, employees or residents quickly with critical information? Can you provide support, such as translation or interpretation?
Are you willing to help during a health emergency? General and medical volunteers will be needed. Learn more.
Want more information about Washtenaw County's preparedness activities? Contact our Public Health Preparedness Administrator - Cindra James. To request a presentation or educational materials, contact Susan Cerniglia. Or, call 734-544-6700.
In an emergency, help may not reach everyone quickly. Be prepared. Have a plan and supplies.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Children and Disasters
American Public Health Association: Get Ready
Flu.gov (Available in Spanish)
Do 1 Thing: Step by Step Preparedness
Last Updated: August 2014.