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How #Nigeria handled the outbreak is a spectacular success story that shows that #Ebola can be contained goo.gl/AMTL1s
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WHO officially declares the #Ebola outbreak in #Nigeria over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus
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.@itsmepanda1 Flu activity often begins increasing in Oct, peaking between Dec. & Feb. Getting a #flu vax before flu activity begins is best
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Is it safe to fly in the US? New FAQ answers questions about Dallas & Ohio flights of health worker w/ #Ebola: 1.usa.gov/ZzHou5
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Our next #EbolaFact is about why health workers wear protective gear if #Ebola virus isn’t airborne. pic.twitter.com/cEzVkqPGgK
WHO officially declares the #Ebola outbreak in #Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus
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Get the facts about #Ebola. Here’s what you need to know about when a person can spread the disease to others. pic.twitter.com/DxeSlNhwKE
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@GNYHA, @1199SEIU, and @PQCNews to host Health Care Worker #EbolaTraining in NYC, October 21. For more information: ow.ly/CR11z.
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Our next #EbolaFact is about how long the virus lives on surfaces, a common question about Ebola. pic.twitter.com/ekLEdM4o3z
We put together your most common questions about Ebola. Our first #EbolaFact is about sneezing. pic.twitter.com/KO25cXKiQI
Based on new info related to 2nd Dallas HCW who tested positive for Ebola, CDC is expanding passenger notification 1.usa.gov/1odnfpK
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Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of a person who is sick with #Ebola. pic.twitter.com/YcPFYjXO2a
New map currently shows low/declining EV-D68-like illnesses in many states. Parents, keep following prevention steps 1.usa.gov/1vB7Vp5
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Ebola Fact: A person infected with #Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear. cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/tran… pic.twitter.com/SBgvILDZwy
Worth sharing: Here are the facts on #Ebola, and what we're doing to respond → wh.gov/ebola-response pic.twitter.com/UJLnOsP7RV
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2nd health worker exhibited no #Ebola signs/symptoms on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 on 10/13, but passengers should contact 1-800-CDC-INFO
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CDC is asking all 132 passengers on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from CLE to DFW on 10/13 to call 1-800-CDC-INFO: 1.usa.gov/1sIHGKU
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2nd TX health worker confirmed to have tested positive for #Ebola & traveled by air 10/13 before reporting symptoms: 1.usa.gov/1sIHGKU
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CDC is already taking active steps related to hospital preparedness for #Ebola treatment. 1.usa.gov/1z9XWcV
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Texas reports positive test for #Ebola in one additional healthcare worker. CDC is doing confirmation testing. 1.usa.gov/1seQmHD
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CDC experts will answer questions on #Ebola in a live Q&A, 10/15, 4PM ET. Follow our CDC Facebook page to participate pic.twitter.com/zGLDfsck9i
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@Kathe_Hamilton we trust @DCHHS to do all needed contact tracing, but remember: a person not showing symptoms is not infectious #AskDCMS
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@dubie1232 it spreads quickly in West Africa, especially in densely populated areas due to a lack of healthcare infrastructure. #AskDCMS
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Many children in US have gotten sick w/respiratory illnesses caused by enterovirus-D68. Learn more: 1.usa.gov/1sC9Jfc
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Twitter chat TODAY at 4:30pm hosted by @DallasCMS use #AskDCMS to ask doctors questions on #ebola
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Medical volunteers get trained by CDC before going to help with #Ebola: 1.usa.gov/1wiB4CA pic.twitter.com/SzwnofTX5s
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Have questions about Ebola? Tomorrow at 4:30 pm, DCMS physicians will host a twitter chat! Ask questions using the hashtag #AskDCMS
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CDC continues to work hard w/ many others to reduce #Ebola risk to Americans by ending outbreak in W. Africa. More: cdc.gov/ebola
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Stopping #Ebola is hard. We are working together with healthcare providers, health depts., and partners to make it safer & easier.
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The enemy is a virus and there is no blame to place on anyone on the frontlines of the #Ebola fight.
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Health workers are on the frontlines of the #Ebola fight. We all take responsibility for their preparedness & safety.
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CDC continues contact tracing of index patient contacts, new diagnosed HCW contact & HCWs who cared for index patient pic.twitter.com/pFYTULd2qB
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CDC will continue to ramp up education and training of health care workers so they can safely & effectively care for #Ebola patients.
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Health workers caring for #Ebola patients can do so safely, but it requires meticulous adherence to infection control procedures.
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#Ebola infections in health workers occur when there is a breach in protocol. CDC will be investigating how this may have occurred.
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#Ebola is spread by direct contact w/ body fluids of a sick person or exposure to contaminated objects, like needles. pic.twitter.com/ZvHZ349CTM
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CDC & Texas will continue ongoing contact tracing, health monitoring of contacts & immediate isolations if symptoms develop.
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Texas reports positive test for #Ebola in a healthcare worker. CDC doing confirmation testing today. cdc.gov/media/releases…
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Isolating countries will make #Ebola response harder & create greater humanitarian/health care emergency fxn.ws/1nfBk5n @fxnopinion
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Closing borders may drive #Ebola patients underground, make addressing outbreak harder. Not the answer fxn.ws/1nfBk5n @fxnopinion
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Blog: How Business Pulse #Flu Prevention & @CDCgov can help your workforce stay healthy this flu season 1.usa.gov/1q8fVGX @CDCemergency
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CDC #DiseaseDetectives answered questions Wednesday on #Ebola in #CDCchat. Check out our new storify & get the facts bit.ly/1vU4qHd
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Parents, share this pic w/ kids & protect against respiratory illnesses caused by EV-D68 go.usa.gov/VyzA pic.twitter.com/Z0Nfre9ujA
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Staff at other airports remain trained & ready to assess & respond to ill travelers, robust public health system there as a safety net.
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Enhanced entry screening at 5 airports will cover over 94% of travelers from #Ebola-affected countries.
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Saturday CDC & @CustomsBorder will begin entry screening at JFK; 4 add’l airports next week: Newark, Dulles, Chicago O’Hare, & Atlanta.
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Though unlikely, if person w/#Ebola sneezes on someone & saliva/mucus contacts person’s eyes, nose, mouth, disease may be spread. #CDCchat