Slide Show: Ebola: The Road to Zero

July 9, 2015

The Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa in early 2014 continues today. With more than 27,000 reported Ebola cases and more than 11,000 deaths, the scope has been unprecedented. Equally extraordinary is the scale and duration of the response by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners. July 9, 2015 marks the one-year anniversary of the CDC’s response to the Ebola outbreak. CDC employees’ work has included testing blood samples in field laboratories, traveling remote trails and rivers to track case contacts, teaching Ebola prevention strategies in local communities, protecting borders by screening and monitoring travelers, and strengthening hospital infection control practices. This slide show summarizes a new report released by the CDC that describes the experiences of the agency’s Ebola responders.