March 16, 2021: Global COVID-19 Response: 1 Year Into the Pandemic

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Global COVID-19 Response: 1 Year Into the Pandemic

In the past year CDC has supported more than 50 countries to prevent, detect, and respond to COVID-19 in collaboration with other U.S. government agencies and international partners. In more than 20 countries, CDC is working to expand capacities to detect and identify emerging variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.

CDC Responds to COVID-19 Variants Globally

Ebola Outbreak Updates

On February 7, 2021 the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced that a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) had been confirmed in Biena Health Zone, North Kivu Province. Subsequent cases have since been confirmed. North Kivu was previously affected by EVD during the 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak, the largest in DRC’s history, which was declared over on June 25, 2020. Learn more

On February 14, 2021 the MOH in Guinea announced that cases of EVD had been confirmed in N’Zérékoré Prefecture, a forested rural region in southeast Guinea. These are the first cases of EVD confirmed in Guinea since the 2014–2016 West Africa outbreak, the largest in history, was declared over. Learn more

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Calendar

March 22 – World Water Day

March 24 – World Tuberculosis Day

April 7 – World Health Day

April 14 – International Chagas Disease Day

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Content source: Global Health