|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 64, Early Release
March 3, 2015
Lisa M. Koonin, DrPH, Denise J. Jamieson, MD, John A. Jernigan, MD, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64(Early Release):1-4
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CDC, other
U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and international
partners are taking multiple steps to respond to the current Ebola outbreak
in West Africa to reduce its toll there and to reduce the chances of international
spread. At the same time, CDC and HHS are working to ensure that persons
who have a risk factor for exposure to Ebola and who develop symptoms while
in the United States are rapidly identified and isolated, and safely receive treatment.
HHS and CDC have actively worked with state and local public health authorities
and other partners to accelerate health care preparedness to care for persons
under investigation for Ebola or with confirmed Ebola. This report describes
some of these efforts and their impact.