Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

Ebola Update


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Thomas W Geisbert, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Dr. Brett Giroir
Director of Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
Dr. David L. Lakey on Ebola Case in Dallas
Texas Department of State Health Services

Ebola is a world-wide health problem, one that Texas officials have been aware of, and planning for. In fact, Texas is one of only 16 states approved by the Centers for Disease Control to conduct ebola diagnostic laboratory testing.

While Ebola's presence in Texas is concerning, we can manage and contain it with effective measures taken by local, state and federal health officials working together, and prudent safeguards taken by families and individuals.

This page contains links to Texas Department of State Health Services and CDC resources to help you learn more about Ebola, and what you can do to minimize exposure.


Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

The Task Forces’ initial recommendations to enhance our state’s preparedness and response to infectious disease are:

»  Establishment of two Ebola Treatment Centers in Texas;
»  Establishment of specialized patient transport teams;
»  Expanded training of infectious disease protocols for health care workers;
»  More testing labs for infectious disease;
»  Increased authority for DSHS chief to issue Enforceable Control Orders.

View the Task Force Recommendations »


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