Ebola CARE Kit
While Ebola outbreaks were occurring in West Africa, 18,672 travelers entered the United States from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and 13,304 Check and Report Ebola (CARE) kits were distributed along with 12,300 CARE phones. The Communications Team of CDC’s Global Migration Task Force (GMTF) worked with graphic designers to develop the materials given to these travelers: Ebola symptoms, 21-day symptom and temperature check records, CDC CARE card, and contacts for state and local health departments.
The GMTF Communications Team also developed Primary Screening tips for overseas staff conducting exit health screenings, trainings, and oversight. They developed the RING card (Recognize ill traveler, Isolate, Notify, and Give support) in English and French for community health workers and airport security staff.
The purpose of active monitoring is to ensure that a person’s health is closely followed by public health authorities so that, if symptoms develop, action can be taken immediately to isolate the person from others and arrange for medical evaluation and treatment.