Ebola Information


West Chester University officials are continuously monitoring the Ebola situation, which continues to pose little risk to the U.S. population. The University's health professionals and administrators are following all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

If you become ill with fever or flu-like symptoms, consult a health care provider immediately to discuss your symptoms, recent travel and potential exposures, and make arrangements to get timely care for your illness.

As always, students, faculty and staff with immediate medical concerns should call 911, or contact Student Health Services at 610-436-2509 or their physician.

Ebola does not pose a significant risk of transmission within the United States.

Nonetheless, it is important to get the facts about the disease so you can better interpret the news about the Ebola outbreak in several West African countries.

Find the most current information at the following sites:

Please remember: Ebola is rare. There are many more common infections that cause flu-like symptoms. Regardless of the cause of your symptoms, you should seek prompt medical care for your own well-being and to protect others.

Faculty and staff who have additional questions should visit their primary care physician.

Students should call Student Health Services at 610-436-2509. Our new location in Commonwealth Hall is accessed by the door facing Lawrence Dining Hall.