The Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa poses no substantial risk to the citizens of Arizona. Of the more than 2400 refugees resettled in Arizona so far in 2014, only two people have come from the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak and both individuals have a clean bill of health. All refugees resettled in the United States undergo an infectious disease screening before and after arrival, minimizing the risk of Ebola and other dangerous diseases hitching a ride to Arizona with our new refugee neighbors. For more information please visit the CDC's Ebola website.
The Arizona Refugee Health Program in the Department of Health Services works alongside the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program in the Department of Economic Security to assist the refugees and asylees of Arizona to build happy, productive and healthy lives in the Grand Canyon State.