To date, there are ZERO suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola in LA County.
The risk of getting sick with Ebola is very low in the U.S. and in Los Angeles County.
Ebola patients can only spread the disease when they have symptoms.
A person must have direct contact with a patient’s body fluids to be infected.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is taking precautionary measures to prevent Ebola’s spread in Los Angeles County if a case were to come here.
Message from the Interim Health Officer for Los Angeles County Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH
August 10, 2015
Last Thursday the
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
announced a case of human plague in California. The patient lives in LA County and was hospitalized for the illness after a family trip to Yosemite State National Park and Stanislaus National Forest. Officials are still investigating where the individual may have contracted the disease.
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