Ebola in West Africa – CDC’s Role in Epidemic Detection, Control, and Prevention

by Thomas R. Frieden and Inger K. Damon
Emerg Infect Dis. Vol. 21, Nr. 11 – November 2015

9 pp. 1.9 MB
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/21/11/pdfs/15-0949.pdfcoverfile_medium-vol_21-num_10

Since Ebola virus disease was identified in West Africa on March 23, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has undertaken the most intensive response in the agency’s history. Efforts have included supporting incident management systems in affected countries; mobilizing partners; and strengthening laboratory, epidemiology, contact investigation, health care infection control, communication, and border screening in West Africa, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, and the United States. The Ebola virus disease epidemic highlights the need to strengthen national and international systems to detect, respond to, and prevent the spread of future health threats.

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