Wright State University is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on the Ebola virus outbreak in five countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is no significant risk to the United States or Wright State.
Ebola, also known as Ebola virus disease, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection by one of the Ebola virus strains (Zaire, Sudan, Bundibugyo, or Tai Forest virus). For information about the disease, including signs and symptoms, transmission, and risk of exposure, see the CDC Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Page at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/.
The CDC has issued warnings to avoid non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone because of the worsening public health situation in those countries. Moreover, enhanced precautions are recommended for travel to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The CDC recommends travelers returning from areas with Ebola cases monitor their health for 21 days. Those traveling to or from the region should check their temperature once daily and report any symptoms, including fever, headache, joint/muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, or lack of appetite.
In the event of onset of a fever of 100 degrees or higher, or any of the symptoms listed above, DO NOT REPORT TO WORK OR SCHOOL. Call your physician or Wright State Student Health Services.
To read the CDC's advice for colleges, universities, and students about Ebola visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/advice-for-colleges-universities-and-students-about-ebola-in-west-africa