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The Facts about Ebola

October 3rd, 2014

Dept. of Health & Human Services

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled from West Africa.

There’s all the difference in the world between the U.S. and parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading. The United States is prepared, and has a strong health care system and public health professionals who will make sure this case does not threaten our communities. As CDC Director Dr. Frieden has said, "I have no doubt that we will control this case of Ebola, so that it does not spread widely in this country."

Although Ebola is a highly destructive disease, it is not a highly contagious disease.

Here are the facts you should know about Ebola:

What is Ebola? Ebola virus is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease. Symptoms include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus though 8-10 days is most common.

How is Ebola transmitted? Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected symptomatic person or though exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions.

Can Ebola be transmitted through the air? No. Ebola is not a respiratory disease like the flu, so it is not transmitted through the air.

Can I get Ebola from contaminated food or water? No. Ebola is not transmitted through food in the United States. It is not transmitted through water.

Can I get Ebola from a person who is infected but doesn’t have any symptoms? No. Individuals who are not symptomatic are not contagious. In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is experiencing symptoms or has died of the disease.

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The Facts about Ebola

October 3rd, 2014

Dept. of Health & Human Services

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled from West Africa.

There’s all the difference in the world between the U.S. and parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading. The United States is prepared, and has a strong health care system and public health professionals who will make sure this case does not threaten our communities. As CDC Director Dr. Frieden has said, "I have no doubt that we will control this case of Ebola, so that it does not spread widely in this country."

Although Ebola is a highly destructive disease, it is not a highly contagious disease.

Here are the facts you should know about Ebola:

What is Ebola? Ebola virus is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease. Symptoms include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus though 8-10 days is most common.

How is Ebola transmitted? Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected symptomatic person or though exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions.

Can Ebola be transmitted through the air? No. Ebola is not a respiratory disease like the flu, so it is not transmitted through the air.

Can I get Ebola from contaminated food or water? No. Ebola is not transmitted through food in the United States. It is not transmitted through water.

Can I get Ebola from a person who is infected but doesn’t have any symptoms? No. Individuals who are not symptomatic are not contagious. In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is experiencing symptoms or has died of the disease.

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Healthcare Access San Antonio, this region’s HIE, receives accreditation for achieving the highest standards of ensuring security and privacy of health information

July 18th, 2014

HASA is the first HIE in Texas and the fourth in the nation to achieve full accreditation

 

EHNAC Logo A TXHIE      SAN ANTONIO, TX –July 17, 2014– Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the Health Information Exchange for Bexar and 21 surrounding counties in South Central Texas, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA).  HASA is the first in Texas and only the fourth in the nation to receive this prestigious recognition.  Texas HIE Accreditation ensures HIEs within Texas are interoperable with state and federal programs, and provide the private, secure and proper exchange of health information in accordance with established laws and public policy.


HIE is the electronic movement of health-related information between healthcare providers and systems. The overall goal of health data exchange is to allow health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information, and to ultimately give patients access to their own health information, just like we have access to our banking and other records.

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HASA receives the Community Impact Organization award at the 2014 Health Care Heroes Event!

May 22nd, 2014

HASA was honored to receive the Community Impact award for the Health Care Heroes 2014! healthcare heroes Click Here to read the complete article! 

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