In 2014, the world faced the largest Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in history. International public health organizations received reports of EVD in both urban and rural areas and as of April, 2016 have received reports of over 28,000 suspected, probable and confirmed cases and 11,000 deaths. While there have been only four confirmed cases of EVD diagnosed in the United States (U.S.), two imported cases and two locally acquired, serious health and safety concerns for healthcare, public safety, and support service personnel were raised in the U.S. The Deep South Biosafety Worker Training Program (WTP) strives to provide cohesive occupational health and safety training for healthcare personnel and public safety professionals working in rural and urban areas of Alabama, Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle. 

IF YOU ARE INTERSTED IN SCHEULING ONE OF OUR BIOSAFETY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE AWARENESS OR OPERATIONS TRAININGS, PLEASE CONTACT: Elena Kidd at dsbwtp@uab.edu