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Ebola: What You Should Know

Learn more about the ongoing prevention and preparation strategies at Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins has considerable expertise in and experience with infection control. We have developed standards, protocols and policies for the safest care and management of patients based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The CDC recently identified The Johns Hopkins Hospital, along with other hospitals in Maryland and Washington, D.C., as a designated site to care for patients with Ebola. As you have probably seen in the news, the CDC is appointing various health and medical centers throughout the country to provide care should the need arise.

Currently, there are no patients with Ebola at any of the Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals. Still, each hospital has emergency preparedness plans in place and is working around the clock to implement the very safest procedures possible to keep our patients, employees and visitors safe.

Please watch for periodic updates when we have new information. Be assured that we are actively monitoring the situation, assessing how we can best respond and updating our procedures to ensure we do our best to protect our staff members, patients and visitors.

Facts at Your Fingertips

Get answers to your most common questions, and explore myths versus reality surrounding Ebola. 

Videos: How Johns Hopkins Is Preparing for a Patient with Ebola

Ebola Preparedness: How The Johns Hopkins Hospital Is Preparing Faculty and Staff

The care and protection of a possible Ebola patient is a top priority for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Here is a look at the extensive training and practice with the personal protective equipment being used by the staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital who have been designated to work with these patients. Staff at other Johns Hopkins Medicine facilities are also being trained and are practicing the proper use of equally effective protective equipment.

Example of Ebola Patient Transport Training

Example of training for critical care transport of an Ebola patient conducted by Johns Hopkins Lifeline and Johns Hopkins Epidemiology and Infection Control.