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  • As West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens, CDC Issues Level 3 Travel Warning
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This Level 3 travel warning is a reflection of the worsening Ebola outbreak in this region. The CDC is ...More
    July 31, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease Confirmed in Traveler to Nigeria, Two U.S. Healthcare Workers in Liberia
    Nigerian health authorities have confirmed a diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a patient who died on Friday in a hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, after traveling from Liberia on July 20, 2014. The report marks the first Ebola case in Nigeria linked to the current ...More
    July 31, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 122 New Cases, 57 Deaths
    Between July 24 and 27, 2014, a total of 122 new cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD; laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 57 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic trend in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra ...More
    July 31, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Telebriefing on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
    Stephan Monroe, deputy director of CDC's National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases,  participated in a teleconference regarding the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Since the first report surfaced in March, there have been more ...More
    July 31, 2014 Posted in News
  • The Challenges and Rewards of Fighting the Ebola Outbreak
    “It was great that Mauricio and I arrived the same day; we were able to share first, very shocking, impressions and to go through the process of adapting to difficult working conditions together,” says Dr. Catherine Houlihan, an infectious disease doctor from ...More
    July 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 96 New Cases, 7 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The Ebola epidemic trend remains precarious, with community and healthcare facility transmissions of infection still taking ...More
    July 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 45 New Cases, 28 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Between July 18 and 20, 2014, 45 new cases and 28 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These include ...More
    July 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • Life After Ebola Has New Meaning for Two Survivors Now Helping Others
    Mohamed and Zena are two survivors of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea who have taken on a new role as informal Ebola Ambassadors, working with community groups to show that the disease can be prevented if people take recommended precautions. ...More
    July 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 67 New Cases, 19 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The current epidemic trend of EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with 67 new cases and 19 deaths ...More
    July 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Update on Polio in Equatorial Guinea
    As of July 16, 2014, Equatorial Guinea has reported a total of 5 wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases, with onset of paralysis between 28 January 2014 (first case) and 3 May 2014 (most recent case). Genetic sequencing indicated that the cases are linked to the ongoing ...More
    July 17, 2014 Posted in News