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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

Public health agencies, including the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Alexandria Health Department, continue to monitor the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. While Ebola transmission within the US remains low, cases may be detected among travelers entering the country from affected areas. The Alexandria Health Department is working to ensure our community can respond safely, quickly, and efficiently to anyone who may have been exposed to Ebola.

Ebola is not transmitted through the air, by water or by food grown or legally purchased in the US. It is only transmitted through direct contact with someone who is sick with the Ebola virus.

Persons who returned from affected areas more than 21 days ago cannot become ill with Ebola.

Ebola infections remain rare. There are more common infections that cause similar symptoms. If you are ill, no matter what the cause of your symptoms, prompt medical care is important for your well-being and to protect others. Call your healthcare provider before seeking care – tell them if you have traveled. 

The following links will connect our medical community and the general public with updated resources regarding basic facts, control and prevention of the disease.

Information for physicians and healthcare providers:

Questions about Ebola?

4480 King Street
Alexandria, VA, 22302
Fax: 703.746.4938

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday Mornings