Monday, August 04, 2014

CDC COCA Call On Ebola Tomorrow: What Hospitals Need To Know


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Tomorrow the CDC will hold a COCA call for clinicians and hospital staff  on the Ebola virus.  Although primarily of interest to clinicians, the CDC holds frequent COCA (Clinician Outreach Communication Activity) calls which are designed to ensure that practitioners have up-to-date information for their practices.


What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease


Date:Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Audio Only:There are no presentation slides and registration is not required.

  • 888-809-8972 (U.S. Callers)
  • 517-319-9299 (International Callers)



Barbara Knust, DVM, MPH
Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC

David Kuhar, MD
Medical Officer
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC


The recent Ebola virus disease (or Ebola hemorrhagic fever) outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals. Additionally, two American citizens with Ebola virus disease are being medically evacuated to the United States to receive care in a U.S. hospital. During this COCA Call, clinicians will receive updates on the status of the outbreak in West Africa and guidance on what steps U.S. healthcare facilities can take to prepare for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola virus disease.

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