ConcussionConcussion ManagementDrivingEbolaCurrently selectedEmergency Medical ServicesEpidemiologyEvery Woman MattersHANHealth NavigationHealthcare Associated InfectionsHeart Disease and Stroke Prevention ProgramImmunizationInjury PreventionJoint Data CenterMaternal Child Adolescent HealthMCH Block GrantNebraska Colon Cancer Screening ProgramNebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention ProgramOccupational Safety and Health SurveillanceOral HealthPalliativeCareRural HealthSearchSHIPSIDSTobacco Hurts BusinessWomens & Mens Health ProgramsWomens Health InitiativesWorkplace Wellness Toolkit Ebola Homepage Nebraska Specific Information Fact Sheet Frequently Asked Questions Risk of Exposure Symptoms Transmission Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Coping with Stress Health Alerts Microsite for U.S. Health Care Workers Emergency Phone Number Contact Us Nebraska Specific Information Subscribe to this page Nebraska Public Health is taking action. Here’s what we’re doing. Upcoming Trainings Watch here for future Ebola trainings and events. When it comes to natural disasters and public health emergencies, our goal is to protect Nebraskans. DHHS, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, local health departments, hospitals, first responders and other local, state and federal agencies have been partners in preparedness for more than 10 years. Together, we’ve responded to tornadoes, wildfires, flooding, ice storms, H1N1 and foodborne illness outbreaks. Preparedness planning and response never stops and it continues to be a priority. We plan for the worst, hope for the best and stand ready to respond to whatever comes our way. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns at DHHS.Prepare@nebraska.gov . Nebraska’s Biocontainment Unit/Nebraska Medicine/UNMC Nebraska’s Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center was built with the purpose of providing specialized care to people with potentially deadly and infectious disease. DHHS, Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have been partners in preparedness for more than 10 years. Building the unit was a joint effort and so is the decision to open it. Nebraska Medicine’s team has successfully treated two Ebola patients in the Biocontainment Unit. Now Nebraska Medicine is sharing its expertise and safety protocols and procedures with others nationally and worldwide. Biocontainment Unit Ebola Resources, and Questions and Answers Personal Protective Equipment Videos, Handouts, and Checklists Healthcare and Emergency Responder Organization Education through Simulation (HEROES) Homepage The Nebraska Ebola Method – Ebola education for the general public DHHS Ebola Health Alerts and Advisories DHHS News Releases and Statements DHHS Emergency Medical Services Nebraska's Local Health Departments Nebraska Public Health Laboratory Coping with Stress Managing Fear About Ebola Talking With Children – Tips for caregivers, parents and teachers during infectious disease outbreaks Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks Fact Sheet – HIPAA and Emergencies for Nebraska’s local health departments and health care providers Information Lines Nebraska Ebola Public Information Line 402-552-6645 Douglas County Health Department Information Line (for Douglas County residents)402-444-3400 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information Line800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Specific Questions for DHHS? Email DHHS.Prepare@nebraska.gov Epidemiology: 402-471-2937 Preparedness and Emergency Response: 402-471-1991 Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.