Important Information about Ebola

Key Points to Know:

  • The risk of Ebola in Oregon is extremely low. According to the State Public Health Director, there have been no cases of Ebola in Oregon.
  • The Ebola virus ONLY spreads through physical contact with blood or bodily fluids; it cannot be transmitted through the air, in water, or through food legally purchased/grown in the US.
  • Symptoms to watch for include fever, headache, vomiting (or stomach pain), diarrhea, muscle pain, weakness, or unexplained bleeding or bruising. These symptoms can appear between 2 and 21 days after exposure to the virus.
  • Ebola outbreaks are currently located in West Africa; specifically in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, and Liberia. The CDC has recommended that no education-related travel to these countries occur at this time.

Additional Resources:

  • For information about Ebola specifically related to colleges and universities, click here
  • For up-to-date information from the CDC about Ebola, click here
  • To view CDC flyer on Ebola Transmission, click here

If you have any additional questions about Ebola, do not hesitate to contact the Health Center at 541-885-1800. If you are a student who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus through recent travel and are experiencing any of the above-listed symptoms, go directly to the Sky Lakes Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment.