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Authoritative Ebola Information

Ebola has been an important topic in the news.  You may be getting questions from those you serve, or have questions yourself.  So the following resources have been compiled to help:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

·        Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Topics / Resources:  http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

·        Questions and Answers on Ebola:  http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/qa.html

World Health Organization

·        http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/

National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus Resource Guides

·        English:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hemorrhagicfevers.html

·        Spanish:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/hemorrhagicfevers.html

NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

·        Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health:  http://tinyurl.com/m9ad4jt

U.S. Joint Commission

·        Recommendations for U.S. Hospitals Treating Ebola Patients:  http://tinyurl.com/kjr84o4


 Resources Compiled by ...

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

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About This Website

The Common Wealth of Public Health & Primary Care Information website has a wealth of free, publicly-available information for healthcare providers.  The purpose of this website is to support evidence-based decision-making by Virginia's public health and primary care workforce.  The goal is to provide access to publicly available/open access research information via the Internet. 

Open access

The free resources collected here can be used for individual research, clinical practice, interdisciplinary training, keeping abreast with public health & primary care issues and statistics as well as continuing education. The guide provides links to resources that are openly available without subscription.

This project reflects the NIH Public Access Policy and the National Library of Medicine's many open access information resources.

Navigating the website

Links on the left-sidebar enable navigation to information resources on broad topics while tabs at the top of each page lead to more specific information.

The "How To..." guide and its tabs provide information on how to find articles; how to use PubMed; how to use other databases; how to get journal articles; and how to find e-books.

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This website was produced through a collaboration between the VCU Libraries and Virginia's Capital and Rappahannock Area Health Education Center (AHEC) programs.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.