From its origins in Guinea early in the year of 2014, the Ebola virus caught the world off guard moving swiftly to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone claiming thousands of lives and requiring a massive global response to help bring it under control.
Read the full Road to Zero report for more information about CDC’s response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Includes information about Ebola, how to protect yourself when traveling to countries with Ebola, what is being done to stop the spread of Ebola, what to do with an ill passenger, and additional resources and information.
(In French) The First Lady of Guinea, Hadja Djene Kaba Condé, delivers a PSA about Ebola. Washing hands well can help protect yourself and your family from Ebola and also other diseases. Ebola is a very serious disease. But it is possible to survive and heal with proper medical treatment. If you or someone you know thinks he has the disease, go to the hospital immediately for treatment.
Speaking at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, President Obama provides an update on the U.S. plan to help combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. September 16, 2014.
In a video address, President Obama speaks to the people of West Africa regarding America’s support in combating the Ebola outbreak.
Join Greg as he heads into the field for contact tracing of Ebola patients.
Watch this CDC in the Field Video Diary from Greg as he listens to the sounds of Sierra Leone outside the Ebola Surveillance unit.
In can be a bumpy ride tracking down Ebola contacts. Find out how it’s done from Greg.
LT. Kelsey Mirkovic, a CDC disease detective, was deployed to Guéckédou, Guinea in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. She shares her experience visiting area villages, making contact with people, and how much she received.