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Description:This image was captured in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, during the 2014 West African Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) outbreak that affected not only Liberia, but Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria as well. In this particular view, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff member, Dr. Jordan Tappero, was being assisted by a member of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders in the application of his personal protective equipment (PPE) in preparation of entering the Ebola treatment unit (ETU), known as ELWA 3, which opened on August 17th. MSF operates the ELWA 3 ETU.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).

Ebola HF is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically. See the Flickr site link below, for additional imagery related to the 2014 Ebola viral outbreak.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (24.59 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Sally Ezra
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Athalia Christie
Links:
  • CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Flickr – CDC Response to 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
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    CDC Organization
    tree picture Organization 2004 present
    tree picture tree picture Office of the Director
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Office of Workforce and Career Development
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Branch
    tree picture Roles
    tree picture tree picture CDC EIS Officers

    MeSH
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Virus Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Virus Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mononegavirales Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Filoviridae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
    tree picture Geographic Locations
    tree picture tree picture Geographic Locations
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Africa
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Africa South of the Sahara
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Africa, Western
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Guinea
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Liberia
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Nigeria
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Sierra Leone
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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