Ebola experts from CDC were pulled from outbreak zone amid security concern

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was forced to withdraw its Ebola experts from an outbreak zone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) amid heightened security concerns. The Ebola experts — among the most experienced on the planet — have been told by the State Department that they cannot travel to eastern DRC to help with the on-the-ground response.

Public Health Resilience Checklist for High-Consequence Infectious Diseases—Informed by the Domestic Ebola Response in the United States

Participants focused on important areas to improve public health resilience to high-consequence infectious disease events, including governance and leadership, communication and public trust, quarantine and the law, monitoring programs, environmental decontamination, and waste management.