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2014 West Africa Outbreak

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and the first Ebola epidemic the world has ever known — affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening. On 9/30/2014, CDC confirmed, the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States.

Latest CDC Outbreak Information
Updated September 30, 2014

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Updated October 1, 2014: Interim Guidance: EMS Systems & 9-1-1 PSAPs: Management of Patients in the U.S.

October 1, 2014: Evaluating Returned Travelers for EVD, US [PDF - 1 page]

October 1, 2014: Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for EVD, US [PDF - 1 page]  

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