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New York City Advance Warning system
The Advance Warning System disseminates information to New Yorkers with special needs through their service providers. Please share the important information below with your clients and other agencies or individuals to empower them to make informed decisions:

Dear NYDIS Members & Partners,

With recent media coverage of a possible case of Ebola virus in New York City, and the increasing number of cases in several West African countries, you may be getting questions from your clients or staff about Ebola. At this time, the New York City Department of Health has indicated that there is no specific concern about Ebola in New York City. We recommend communicating this message to your staff and clients, and have provided some information about Ebola below, with links to additional sources (The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene).

Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease that affects humans and some animals. Ebola spreads through direct contact with an infected person’s or animal’s skin, blood or body fluids.  It cannot be spread simply by being near someone who is infected. People can be infected by touching objects that contain infected blood or body fluids, such as needles or bed sheets.

Please share the above information as appropriate.

NYC OEM Human Services Unit:
Human Services email distribution list: humanservices@oem.nyc.gov


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