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Ebola Virus

As awareness about Ebola virus disease has increased, so have understandable but often unnecessary fears. The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) is dedicated to provide residents of Nashville/Davidson County with the most timely and accurate information about the Ebola Virus.

Ebola was first discovered in 1976 in Africa, near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Currently, there is a large Ebola outbreak in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) website for the most up-to-date information on the Ebola outbreak. The first-ever U.S. case of Ebola was diagnosed in late September, when a patient who had traveled from West Africa to Texas became sick.

MPHD is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all residents.

If you have any questions related to Ebola, please call Tennessee Health Department, 615-741-7247 or 615-979-0463 or visit Centers for Disease Control Ebola Information.

General Information about Ebola

Guidance Information

Training conducted by Dr. Corey Slovis, M.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chairman of Emergency Medicine

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If you visited one of the affected countries and develop fever within 21 days after leaving that country, seek medical care right away. Make sure to tell your doctor if you had direct contact with a person who might have had Ebola. Be sure to alert the doctor’s office or emergency room about your symptoms before going so that arrangements can be made, if needed, to prevent others from becoming sick. For more information call 615-741-7247 or 615-979-0463.