Contagion reports The World Health Organization International Health Regulations Emergency Committee has recommended that WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Dr. Tedros has accepted the recommendation, making it official. Is your health department prepared for potential Ebola cases resulting from the arrival of foreign visitors? It’s never too soon to plan for such a thing. Is your hospital’s ED familiar with the symptoms? And does it have sufficient isolation methods?