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CDC Officials Describe Agency’s Response To Ebola Epidemic, Discuss Lessons For Future

CDC’s “Emerging Infectious Diseases”: Ebola in West Africa — CDC’s Role in Epidemic Detection, Control, and Prevention
In this paper released ahead of publication, CDC Director Thomas Frieden and Inger Damon, the CDC’s Ebola Response Team incident commander, examine the agency’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, “the most intensive response” to date, and write, “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” (November 2015).

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