The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is finally becoming noticed by western nations months after it should have been. Our health department are putting out plans and guidelines in case infected patients reach Australia.
If you are interested in information that is a bit more technical than the newspapers I urge you to have a look at the article Caring for Patients With Ebola: A Challenge in Any Care Facility published by the Annals of Internal Medicine which reviews the best way to care and also protect healthworkers from filoviruses such as Ebola. The article discuss what needs to be included in preparation drills as well as discussing the type of biocontainment facility that is required.
Below is a recent Ebola advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee released for clinicians working in secondary or tertiary care. The content again is technical but is worth a read to see the information being provided to our healthcare workers.