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2014 West Africa Outbreak

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, but does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. CDC has deployed several teams of public health experts to the West Africa region and plans to send additional public health experts to the affected countries to expand current response activities.

Latest CDC Outbreak Information
Updated August 21, 2014

What's New

August 22, 2014: HAN 366: CDC Ebola Update #2

August 21, 2014: Factsheet: Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Patients with Suspected Infection with Ebola Virus Disease [PDF - 1 page]

August 19, 2014: Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus

August 18, 2014: Sequence for Putting On and Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) [PDF - 2 pages]

August 14, 2014: Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease

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