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Timeline: CDC's Response to Ebola: March 2014 - July 2015

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CDC’s Response to Ebola: March 2014–July 2015

  • Early reports of Ebola virus disease from Guinea, CDC field team deployed
  • Spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone
  • CDC Emergency Operations Center activated, CDC deployments surge
  • CDC Issues Level 3 travel Warnings for West Africa
  • Spread to Nigeria and Senegal, CDC teams help stop the outbreak
  • CDC laboratory established in Sierra Leone
  • CDC expands Ebola testing among U.S. labs
  • Dr. Frieden travels to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
  • Microplanning workshops with county leaders held in Liberia
  • Traveler with Ebola comes to U.S. (Dallas), 2 nurses infected
  • CDC implements enhanced screening at airports, new tracking program for people coming from countries with Ebola outbreaks
  • CDC organizes healthcare worker safety course in Anniston, Alabama for West Africa volunteers
  • Rapid isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) teams help rapidly control new outbreaks in Liberia
  • CDC works with states to improve hospital readiness
  • Spread to Mali, CDC teams help stop the outbreak
  • CDC deploys 1000th staff member
  • Liberia outbreak declared over
  • CDC recommends reduced screening for passengers from Liberia
  • New cases reported in Liberia

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