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Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola HF is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically. Read more >> 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

About Business and CDC

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CDC touches American businesses in many ways. Two of the most important are by ensuring health security and contributing to a healthy economy. CDC helps protect businesses against expensive and dangerous health threats, provides guidelines and information to protect workers, and helps employers and employees reduce healthcare spending on chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. CDC works 24/7 as the nation’s health protection agency to keep Americans safe and healthy where they work, live and play both domestically and internationally.

At the same time, CDC needs business to successfully carry out its mission. Engaging business can improve workforce and community well-being, lead to innovative strategies, and change the way CDC conceptualizes and solves problems.

The resources and tools listed below can help you learn more about CDC, the resources and expertise we provide that can help your business, and how you can participate in protecting the health of your business, your workforce, and the nation.

Opportunities to Connect with CDC

  • Quarterly Conference Calls: CDC and Health Executives - Participate in calls between CDC experts and private sector Chief Medical Officers, Medical Directors and other Executive Health Leaders. These calls aim to increase communication between the business sector and CDC on a broad range of issues. Each call includes:
    • Breaking News – updates on current issues
    • Get to Know CDC – in-depth information and Q&A about CDC programs
    To receive alerts about upcoming calls, please send an email to- cdcbizsectorpartners@cdc.gov.
  • CDC Foundation's Business Pulse Business Pulse focuses on a different topic each quarter, exploring the benefits associated with CDC's work to protect Americans—including businesses and their workforces.  Topics range from chronic threats that impact health and productivity to major health emergencies.
  • CDC Vital Signs - Vital Signs offers recent data and calls to action for important public health issues. Recent topics include HIV, obesity, alcohol and tobacco use, access to health care, healthcare-associated infections, and foodborne disease.
  • Health Alert Network (HAN) The Health Alert Network is CDC's primary method of sharing approved and verified information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers, local public health practitioners, clinicians and others.
  • Partnering with CDC - CDC values the unique strengths business partners can bring to our work.  CDC has many active collaborations with businesses and corporate foundations and there are a variety of ways to partner with CDC.

Tools and Resources for Business

  • Workplace Wellness Workplace wellness programs provide the opportunity for businesses to enhance their worker’s health and productivity and to decrease healthcare costs. 
  • Traveler's Health CDC's Traveler's Health portal features up-to-date health information for international travelers.  This includes vaccination advice, illness and injury protection, travel clinic locations and the "Yellow Book," CDC Health Information for International Travel.
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. To contact CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, please call 770.488.7100.

For more information or to provide input about how CDC can support your efforts for health and safety, please contact- cdcbizsectorpartners@cdc.gov

 
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