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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.

Contact Information

CDC Media Relations
(404) 639-3286
media@cdc.gov

Spokespersons

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

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