If any infectious disease like Ebola comes to Kansas City, your health department, hospitals and emergency responders are working together to keep you safe. The health department has disease investigation teams and protocols in place to assist area hospitals with suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola. These same hospitals also have the proper isolation guidelines and equipment to handle a patient who might have Ebola or other infectious diseases.
The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department is also working with the other health departments around the metro area to make sure that we are all prepared.
Ebola is only transmitted by direct contact with blood or bodily fluids from a person who is sick with Ebola. To date, almost everyone who has had the disease has traveled to or was in an area affected by an Ebola outbreak. Ebola is not transmitted through the air.
For the most up-to-the-date information on Ebola, please visit the CDC website.
Recent local news releases about Ebola: