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Currently available guidance for Ebola virus disease and shipping

05 September 2014/Categories: News

 Currently available guidance for Ebola virus disease and shipping

Ebola virus disease and shipping

·        WHO, Travel and transport risk assessment: Interim guidance for public health authorities and the transport sector. September 2014
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/132168/1/WHO_EVD_Guidance_TravelTransportRisk_14.1_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1

·        WHO Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak:
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-travel-trasport/en/

·        WHO, Ebola event management at points of entry. Interim guidance:
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/event-management-poe/en/

·        WHO, Ebola response roadmap:
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/ebola/response-roadmap/en

·        WHO, Infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance summary. Ebola guidance package:
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/evd-guidance-summary/en/

·        WHO, Ebola surveillance in countries with no reported cases of Ebola virus disease:
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/WHO0905_early_actions_surveillance.pdf

·        WHO, Infographics: Travel to and from Ebola-affected countries:
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/travel-advice/ebola-infographic-ships.pdf?ua=1

·        WHO, Consolidated Ebola virus disease preparedness checklist, October 2014:
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/137096/1/WHO_EVD_Preparedness_14_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1

·        WHO Interim Guidance for Ebola Virus Disease Exit Screening at Airports, Ports and Land Crossings, November 2014:
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/139691/1/WHO_EVD_Guidance_PoE_14.2_eng.pdf?ua=1

·        WHO, Personal Protective Equipment in the context of Filovirus disease outbreak response:
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/ebola/ppe-guideline/en/

·        WHO, Entry screening for Ebola at airports, ports and land crossings: Technical note for preparedness planning, December 2014:
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/144819/1/WHO_EVD_Guidance_PoE_14.3_eng.pdf?ua=1

·        ECDC Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa. Twelfth update, 30 June 2015.
http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/Ebola-west-africa-12th-update.pdf

·        ECDC, Ebola virus disease: Information to travellers
http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/ebola_marburg_fevers/information-travellers/Pages/information-travellers.aspx

·        IMO, IMO joins international Ebola travel and transport task force
http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/27-ebolataskforce.aspx#.VAhugRZ7QwT

·        IMO, Ebola Virus Disease, Circular Letter No.3484, 2 September 2014 
http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/HotTopics/ebola/Documents/3484%20.pdf

·        IMO, Full and effective implementation of maritime security measures to assist in preventing the spread of the Ebola virus disease Circular Letter No.3485 10 September 2014 
http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/HotTopics/ebola/Documents/3485.pdf

·        ECDC, Technical report Entry and exit screening measures http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/press/news/_layouts/forms/News_DispForm.aspx?List=8db7286c-fe2d-476c-9133-18ff4cb1b568&ID=1082

·        ECDC, Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola virus disease: Public health management of healthcare workers returning from Ebola affected areas, November 2014
http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/management-healthcare-workers-returning-Ebola-affected-areas.pdf

·        ECDC, Critical aspects of the safe use of personal protective equipment
http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/safe-use-of-ppe.pdf

·        CDC, Interim Guidance for Cargo Ships: Monitoring Exposed Crew and Managing Suspected Cases of Ebola Onboard
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/maritime/cargo.html

·        CDC, Interim Guidance for Cruise Ships: Managing a Suspected Case of Ebola Onboard
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/maritime/cruise-ships.html

 For news and regular updates

·        WHO http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/

·        ECDC http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/ebola_marburg_fevers/Pages/news.aspx

·       DGSANCO, Statement on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/index_en.htm

·       DG SANCO, Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Western Africa
http://ec.europa.eu/health/ebola/

·       IMO http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/HotTopics/ebola/Pages/default.aspx

·       United Nations, Global Ebola Response http://www.un.org/ebolaresponse/index.shtml#&panel1-1

Other relevant information   

·        WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan and west African presidents’ speech to launch intensified Ebola outbreak response plan on Ebola Situation (1st August 2014): www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/ebola-outbreak-response-plan/en/

·        WHO List of Members of, and Advisers to, the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding Ebola http://www.who.int/ihr/procedures/emerg_comm_members_20140806/en/

·        ECDC. Risk assessment guidelines for diseases transmitted on aircraft PART 2: Operational guidelines for assisting in the evaluation of risk for transmission by disease http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/publications/1012_gui_ragida_2.pdf

·        International Civil Aviation Organization and World Health Organization Collaboration: http://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-and-World-Health-Organization-collaboration-on-Ebola-outbreak.aspx

·        ICS, ΙMEC, ITF. Global Shipping Bodies Issue Ebola Virus Advice. http://www.ics-shipping.org/news/press-releases/2014/08/04/global-shipping-bodies-issue-ebola-virus-advice

 

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