Ebola virus disease: Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene

Added November 4, 2014

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Key Questions and Answers Concerning Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WHO 2014): Controlling the hazards from the presence of the Ebola virus in body fluids lies in the separation and containment of all body fluids (including feces and urine). Feces from suspected or confirmed Ebola cases must be treated as a biohazard and handled at a minimum.

Ebola Virus Disease Factsheet (WHO 2014): Outbreak control relies on a package of interventions (case management, surveillance, and contact tracing), good laboratory service, safe burials, and social mobilization. Community engagement is key to successful control of outbreaks.

Consolidated Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Checklist (WHO 2014): 11 key components and tasks for countries and the international community to complete within 30, 60, and 90 days.

UNICEF WASH Cluster: Technical platform to ask questions to Ebola specialists in real-time, and up-to-date WASH guidelines, manuals, and news relevant to Ebola.