As reported in the news recently, the Ebola virus is a significant health hazard. There are now reported cases of the virus in at least two locations in the United States. Certain industries, such as healthcare, emergency responders and transportation, particularly the airline industry, are already identified as areas where there is a higher probability of infection. As of yet, there is no reported case in a workplace in the continental United States. As recently blogged about by our colleagues in our Environmental, Safety and Toxic Torts Practice Group, click here for a primer on the disease for a discussion of the Federal employment laws that may be impacted. The article also provides recommendations on how to preplan and develop a response plan. Should you have additional questions, please contact the authors Mark Lies or Kerry Mohan, any one of the attorneys in our Environmental, Safety and Toxic Torts Practice Group, or your Seyfarth attorney.