To date, there have been three confirmed cases of EHF in the U.S. with five other patients brought here for treatment. Two of the confirmed cases were healthcare workers who were caring for a patient that had contracted Ebola in Africa. As with all viruses, frequent hand washing and not touching the body fluids of a sick person are the best ways to protect yourself.
Both OSHA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have guidance and recommendations for the prevention of Ebola. The following link is to the CDC’s Ebola page http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ and provides the most up-to-date information on EHF. OSHA’s Ebola Safety and Health page may be found at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/control_prevention.html . OSHA’s Ebola page also has a guidance document that may be downloaded in pdf format, Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces.