Ebola Outbreak - 2014
CDC Surges its Ebola Response (Updated Regularly. Last update November 17, 2014)
CDC’s response to Ebola is the largest international outbreak response in CDC’s history.
- Today, CDC has more than 230 staff on the ground in West Africa and in the U.S., supported by hundreds of public health emergency response experts.
- CDC teams are deployed from the CDC 24/7 Emergency Operations Center (EOC), activated at Level 1, its highest level, because of the significance of this outbreak.
- Each team is flexibly composed to match talents and expertise with critical needs in the field.
CDC Media Relations
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
Inger Damon, MD, PhD
“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."
Inger Damon, MD, PhD - 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
- New 11/16 – Press Release: Enhanced Airport Entry Screening to Begin for Travelers to the United States from Mali
- CDC Ebola main site
- Latest Ebola Case Counts
- Fiebre hemorragica del Ebola (Spanish)
- Ebola CARE Kit
- Fact Sheets
- 10/27: Monitoring Symptoms and Controlling Movement to Stop Spread of Ebola
- 10/20: Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
- 10/17: Frequently Asked Questions about Dallas and Ohio Flights - FAQ
- 10/14: CDC Taking Active Steps Related to Hospital Preparedness for Ebola Treatment
- 10/08: Enhanced Ebola Screening to Start at Five U.S. Airports and New Tracking Program for all People Entering U.S. from Ebola-affected Countries
- Media Statements
- 10/27: CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Disease
- 10/23: Media Statement: New York City Reports Positive Test for Ebola in Volunteer International Aid Worker
- 10/16: CDC is expanding its outreach to airline passengers now to include those who flew from Dallas Fort Worth
- 10/15: Texas Reports Positive Test for Ebola in One Additional Healthcare Worker
- 10/12: CDC Confirms Healthcare Worker Who Provided Care for First Patient Positive for Ebola
- 10/12: Texas Reports Positive Test for Ebola in a Health Care Worker
- 10/4: Update: Sick airline passenger, Newark
- 9/23: Fact Sheet: New Modeling Tool for Response to Ebola Virus Disease
- 9/23: Ebola Statement from Dr. Frieden, CDC Director, on the EbolaResponse Modeling Tool
- 9/16: Fact Sheet: CDC Ebola Surge - 2014
- 8/21: Two U.S. Patients Recover from Ebola, Discharged from Hospital
- Press Releases
- 11/14: Press Release: CDC Releases New Reports on Ebola Cases in Liberia and the United States
- 11/7: Press Release: CDC Increasing Supply of Ebola-specific Personal Protective Equipment for U.S. Hospitals
- 10/22: Press Release: CDC Announces Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for Travelers from Impacted Countries
- 10/21: Innovative Response by Firestone Health Officials May Have Limited Ebola Spread in a Part of Liberia
- 10/1: Press Release - CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas, Texas
- 9/30: Press Release - CDC and Texas Health Department Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.
- 9/30: Ebola Outbreak is Nearing Possible End in Nigeria and Senegal
- 9/2: CDC warns Ebola epidemic in West Africa is outpacing current response
- 8/13: More than 50 CDC experts battling Ebola in Africa
- 8/6: CDC’s surge response to West African Ebola Outbreak
- 7/31: As West Africa Ebola outbreak worsens, CDC issues Level 3 Travel Warning
- 4/29: CDC Disease Detectives Using New Software Tool in Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak
- Radio Spots
- Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment:
To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing)
- CDC Safety Training Course for Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa in Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak
- Ebola Communication Resources
- Information for Healthcare Workers
- U.S. Quarantine Stations
- Ebola Fact Sheet
- Q & A on Ebola
- Q & A on Ebola: Safe Management in U.S. Hospitals
- Q & A on Experiment Treatments and Vaccines for Ebola
- Q & A on Ebola and Pets
- Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Patients with Suspected Infection with Ebola Virus Disease in the U.S.
- Updated: Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel
- Algorithm - Evaluating Returned Travelers for Ebola, U.S.
- Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for Ebola in the U.S.
- Factsheet: Screening of Travelers at Airports
- Infection Control for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers in the African Health Care Setting
- Training Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa
- B-roll video - CDC Safety Training Course for healthcare workers going to West Africa
Part 1 | Part 2
- Deployment of CDC responders B-roll
- CDC Exterior B-roll
- CDC Quarantine station B-roll
- CDC Emergency Operation Center B-roll
- CDC Disease Detectives: Kelsey
- Ebola and Contact Tracing
Ebola Response Team
- Page last reviewed: November 17, 2014
- Page last updated: November 17, 2014
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