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Are Ebola response investments making an impact? CDC Epidemiologist reflects on West Africa then and now

The first time I deployed to West Africa was in September 2014, at the height of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. I have witnessed many disease outbreaks in my public health career, but this one was more devastating than I could ever have imagined. It eventually took more than 11,000 lives. What was happening Read More >

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Stopping Ebola by Land, Water and Air

This blog was originally posted on Huffington Post on February 18, 2015. Speed is paramount in our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa as we continue to be vigilant in the fight to extinguish Ebola. The faster we get to communities with suspected cases, the faster we protect the people there. That gets us Read More >

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Water is Essential

border between Guinea and Liberia during the 2014 Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak across Guinea, northern Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria

World Water Day is an opportunity to evaluate the importance of improved sanitation and hygiene in the health of the world’s population. Access to basic hygiene and sanitation facilities helps people stay healthy and prevent the spread of disease. Water and Ebola The world is currently battling to stop the largest Ebola outbreak in history. Read More >

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CDC Director: Why I don’t support a travel ban to combat Ebola outbreak

  This blog was originally posted on Fox News on October 9, 2014.   The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States has caused some to call on the United States to ban travel for anyone from the countries in West Africa facing the worst of the Ebola epidemic. That response is understandable. Read More >

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