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Key messages – Ebola Virus Disease, West Africa ; issue #50 Updated November 18, 2015
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    Outbreak Summary -- Ebola and the United States: Ebola patients transported to the United States -- Ebola Cases and Deaths -- Background on Ebola: Transmission; Signs and symptoms; Diagnosis; Risk; Prevention; Treatment; Survivors -- CDC Recommendations and Guidance: Healthcare workers in West Africa; Healthcare providers in the United States; Infection control; Emergency departments; Labor and delivery care; Ambulatory care providers; Decontaminating U.S. residences and removing contaminated waste; Travelers; Monitoring and movement of people with Ebola; Schools and international travel for education purposes; Humanitarian aid workers; Humanitarian aid organizations; Visiting fiends and relatives; Businesses, employers, and business travelers; Airline flight crews, cleaning personnel, cargo personnel, and cruise ship medical staff; Laboratories; Sex partners -- What CDC is Doing: International activities; Domestic activities; Healthcare preparedness: Healthcare preparedness; Training -- CDC Foundation -- In-Country Messages: -- Ebola survivor messages -- Stigma -- For More Information about Ebola.


    *Newly updated information is indicated in bold/blue

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and will be distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.


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