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Recent Ebola Activity in the DRC

By | October 23rd, 2018|Preparedness|

Increased Ebola activity has been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since May 2018. Swift and effective public health responses, including the use of an experimental Ebola vaccine, have been successful in containing the outbreak in the northwestern part of the country, which was declared over on July 24. However, a second [...]

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Ebola Monitoring Ends for Travelers from Sierra Leone

By | December 24th, 2015|General|

Since October of 2014, local health departments have worked with ADHS, CDC, and other federal partners to monitor travelers returning from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for signs and symptoms of Ebola. In total, around 200 travelers returning to Arizona have been monitored. Back in September, monitoring of travelers returning from Liberia ended, due to [...]

AZ’s Role in the Ebola Response

By | October 2nd, 2014|Preparedness|

This week the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US.  The person had traveled from Liberia to Dallas.  The patient didn’t have symptoms when he left Liberia, but developed them 5 days after arriving in Dallas on September 20 - meaning that folks on the plane have no risk of developing Ebola [...]

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The Ebola Intervention Roadmap

By | September 23rd, 2014|Preparedness|

The pace of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has quickened over the last few weeks.  There have now been over 4,900 cases and 2,400 deaths (half in the last month).  The WHO has warned that by October, we may see the number of Ebola cases doubling every three weeks.  For several months now, the [...]

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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

By | August 8th, 2014|Preparedness|

As you’ve probably seen in the news, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still on the march.  The outbreak started back in March and is currently the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with the WHO reporting 1,603 cases and 877 deaths as of August 1st.  Most of the cases have occurred in Sierra Leone, Guinea, [...]

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Ebola Health Advisory Issued

By | August 1st, 2014|Preparedness|

The CDC issued a health advisory today regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa underscoring the potential for travel-associated spread of the disease and the risks to healthcare workers in the area.  The possibility of infected persons entering the US from the ourbreak area is still low - but the CDC also provided guidance to clinicians on evaluating [...]

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