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CDC Update for Health Care Workers: Ebola Environmental Infection Control Procedures

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an international public health emergency. As the world responds, there is a risk that American responders working on the ground may be exposed to the virus or become ill. This summer, two American health care workers infected with Ebola while working in West Africa were successfully treated at Read More >

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Hope in the Time of Ebola

I recently travelled to West Africa to get a better understanding of how the outbreak is unfolding and to see firsthand the challenges on the ground. The current Ebola outbreak is an unprecedented crisis that will require an unprecedented international response. It is spreading with remarkable speed, and is exacting an enormous cost both in Read More >

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CDC director on Ebola crisis: Why I am going to Africa

CDC disease detective Kelsey Mirkovic, just back from West Africa, tells of working to gain the confidence of village leaders and train community health workers to spread the word about how to avoid getting – and stop spreading – Ebola.  “The community health workers are key in the effort to stop Ebola because they are Read More >

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The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. CDC and our partners are currently fighting the biggest and most complex outbreak of Ebola virus disease ever recorded. There are hundreds of cases in West Africa and now a new cluster of cases in Nigeria is very concerning. The spread of Ebola shows what happens if Read More >

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CDC Laboratory Guidance on Ebola

For more than four decades, Ebola virus had only been diagnosed in central or eastern Africa. Then late this past March, the first cases of Ebola began appearing in a surprising part of the continent. The Ministry of Health in Guinea notified WHO of a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola virus disease. The outbreak in Read More >

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