Emergencies preparedness, response

Publications, technical guidance on Ebola

WHO, together with partners, has developed technical guidance and training materials that can be used by countries to further strengthen their capacities to prepare and respond to disease outbreaks, including Ebola virus disease, in accordance with the IHR (2005) core capacities requirements.



At the Ebola survivors clinic in Liberia, 2015
WHO/C. Bailey
  • Clinical care for survivors of Ebola virus disease
    April 2016 -- Ebola virus has been detected in the breast milk of survivors up to 16 months after the onset of symptoms. Studies into virus persistence in breast milk are ongoing to understand the risk of transmission and duration of the virus. This revised guidance recommends that if Ebola virus is detected in breast milk, lactating survivors should suspend breastfeeding and use a safe breast milk substitute until they obtain 2 consecutive negative Ebola tests.