Carroll is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) information and is in close contact with the Carroll
County Health Department (CCHD) concerning the Ebola virus.
The Carroll County Health Department’s Deputy Health Officer, Dr. Henry G. Taylor, explained the following:
All individuals who are traveling to or returning from West African
countries affected by the Ebola virus are should follow the CDC's
guidelines and view the resources below.
Know that Ebola is not transmitted through the air, like a
respiratory virus, which makes it much more difficult to contract. The
Ebola virus is passed from person to person in bodily fluids and is
transmitted only by people who are visibly ill. To become infected with
the Ebola virus, a person must some how absorb blood, feces, urine,
saliva, sweat or tears from a person with Ebola virus disease through
the eyes, mouth or broken skin.
If you believe you were exposed to an infected person, animal or
object, contact your local Health Department immediately, and monitor
your health for symptoms of infection over the next 21 days.
The college will continue to provide pertinent information as it becomes available.
Symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is eight to 10 days.
Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive clinical care and the
patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection
develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.
For information on prevention, transmission, risk of exposure, view the following: