|Description:||This 2014 image, captured in Sierra Leone, by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Analyst, Daniel Dan Martin, reveals the natural beauty that surrounds the countrys Ebola stricken communities. Rice fields, papaya, and banana continue to prosper, as well as coconut and oil-kernel palms. In this particular view, a colony of orb weaver birds had nested in the fronds of a native palm tree.|
The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Two imported cases, including one death, and two locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners and has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. CDC has deployed teams of public health experts to West Africa and will continue to send experts to the affected countries.