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MMWR Vol. 63 / Early Release

MMWR Vol. 63 / Early Release

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MMWR Early Release
Vol. 63, Early Release
December 9, 2014

Airport Exit and Entry Screening for Ebola — August–November 10, 2014
Clive M Brown, MBBS, Aaron E Aranas, MPH, Gabrielle A Benenson, MPH, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014;63(Early Release):1-6

In response to the Ebola epidemic, CDC, the World Health Organization, and other
international organizations collaborated in August to screen for Ebola persons at
airports who were exiting countries with widespread transmission. Since the program
began, an estimated 80,000 travelers have departed by air from the three countries
with widespread Ebola transmission. In October, an enhanced U.S. entry screening
program was begun at five U.S. airports as an added measure. Of 1,993 travelers
screened, a total of 86 (4.3%) were referred to CDC for additional evaluation, and
seven (8.1%) were symptomatic and referred for medical evaluation. None of the seven
were diagnosed with Ebola.

Ebola Virus Disease in Health Care Workers — Sierra Leone, 2014
Peter H. Kilmarx, MD, Kevin R. Clarke, MD, Patricia M. Dietz, DrPH, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014;63(Early Release):1-4

Health care workers are at increased risk for infection in outbreaks of Ebola virus disease
(Ebola). To characterize Ebola in health care workers in Sierra Leone and guide prevention
efforts, surveillance data from the national Viral Hemorrhagic Fever database were analyzed.
This report summarizes the results of that analysis.

Rapid Assessment of Ebola Infection Prevention and Control Needs — Six Districts, Sierra Leone, October 2014
Ishani Pathmanathan, MD, Katherine A. O’Connor, MPH, Monica L. Adams, PhD, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014;63(Early Release):1-3

Ebola infection prevention and control (IPC) measures are essential to interrupt virus
transmission and protect the health care workforce. As of October 31, 2014, the Sierra
Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation had reported 3,854 laboratory-confirmed cases
of Ebola since the outbreak began in May 2014. CDC Ebola Response Team members
conducted an assessment in six of the 14 districts in Sierra Leone, in order to rapidly
identify existing IPC resources and high priority outbreak response needs. This report
summarizes that assessment.

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