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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is an “…online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries” (https://www.cdc.gov/Other/link.html; obtained on 10-21-2014) .The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/; obtained on 10-21-2014) recently updated information about Ebola (https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html; obtained on 10-21-2014). On October 20, 2014, for example, it added: “Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing)”, and “CDC Fact Sheet: Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola (https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/procedures-for-ppe.html)”. Additional topical areas online include Signs and Symptoms, Transmission, Prevention, Risk Of Exposure, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Ebola. 


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