ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Ebola Virus Disease

Course updated on August 15, 2018.

ATrain Education acknowledges the rapid pace of the unfolding Ebola story. We will attempt to keep you abreast of clinically relevant developments as they become available.

Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco.

Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education ( and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: July 1, 2020
  • Course price: $29

Course Summary

An overview of the issues related to the Ebola outbreak in West and Central Africa. Includes description of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, signs and symptoms of Ebola infection, information about how Ebola is transmitted, and infection prevention and treatment options for Ebola virus disease.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the history of Ebola outbreaks in Africa since 1976.
  • State three initial symptoms and five subsequent signs and symptoms associated with Ebola viral infection.
  • List the three ways in which Ebola is transmitted among humans during an outbreak.
  • Explain the three components of standard supportive therapy for treatment of Ebola infection.
  • Discuss the main issue associated with the use of vaccines and therapeutics such as ZMapp for the treatment of Ebola virus disease.
  • State four ways in which the CDC is responding to issues of workplace safety in the United States.

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