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Status of the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Overview and Issues for Congress [May 25, 2016]   [open pdf - 903KB]

From the summary: "The 2014-2015 outbreak and spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD, or Ebola) in West Africa became an international public health emergency that, in no small part due to international intervention, abated significantly by the end of 2015 and early 2016. The issue remains of interest toward the end of the 114th Congress for a number of reasons, including ongoing concerns about the status of disease and risks of future outbreaks, and interest in the disposition of funds appropriated by Congress in response to Ebola, especially in view of the more recent health challenge posed by the Zika virus. This report discusses ongoing efforts to control Ebola in West Africa, analyzes persistent challenges in fighting the spread of the disease, and tracks Ebola emergency funds."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44507
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2016-05-25
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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