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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 22, 2014

What's New

August 22, 2014: HAN 367: CDC Ebola Response Update #3

Updated August 22, 2014: Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

Updated August 22, 2014: Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure

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]

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