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Ebola Outbreak - 2014

CDC Surges its Ebola Response (Updated Regularly. Last update July 20, 2015)

CDC’s response to Ebola is the largest international outbreak response in CDC’s history.

  • CDC has staff on the ground in Africa supported by hundreds of public health staff in CDC’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in Atlanta.
  • CDC teams are deployed 24/7 from the CDC EOC, activated at Level 1, its highest level, because of the significance of this outbreak.

Contact Information

CDC Media Relations
(404) 639-3286


Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

“The sooner the world comes together to help West Africa, the safer we all will be. We know how to stop this outbreak. There is a window of opportunity to tamp this down—the challenge is to scale up the massive response needed to stop this outbreak."

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH - Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH

“We’ve elevated CDC’s response to a Level 1 activation, meaning all hands are on deck to help with this Ebola outbreak. As the Incident Manager of CDC’s response, I can say that we are doing everything in our power to work with our partners to control this outbreak. It has been an extraordinary effort. It will be a long and hard road, but Ebola can and will be stopped with meticulous work."

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH - Ebola Response Team Incident Commander

CAPT Martin Cetron, MD

“Our medical and public health officers at the various quarantine stations across the U.S. are ready to take action to limit the introduction and spread of contagious diseases in the United States. These health officers evaluate and assist ill persons at U.S. ports of entry, ensure proper health protocols are met for entry to the United States and recommend measures to be taken to prevent the spread of contagious diseases."

CAPT Martin (Marty) Cetron, MD - Director, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine

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Ebola Response Team