This has been a recent discussion on a patient education listserv as well. The CDC's information is much too complex for the majority of parents to understand. They did however, create a simple infographic.
If you go to the CDC page, there is a "Facts about Ebola in the U.S."
Here is the link:
Hope this helps. It is simple and hits the main points and myths/worries of parents.
Andrea K. Morrison, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
999 N. 92nd St. CCC Suite 550
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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From: Greg Dupuis [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:26 PM
Subject: Ebola Patient Handout
Has anyone found any good patient handout about Ebola to give to the "worried well"? I did not see any on the CDC website which were appropriate for patients and parents.
Greg Dupuis, MD
Medical Director, Peds ED at OU Children's Hospital
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