The study analyzes systems CDC has put in place to combat Ebola. It studies how the agency handles Ebola patients. The study also scrutinizes various hospitals in West Africa to identify the measures set to control Ebola. It also studied CDCs current research on Ebola.
Study results depict that CDC has the capability to handle Ebola in West Africa (The White House, 2014). In addition, the CDC focuses on mitigating second-order impacts of the virus’ spread in West Africa. Based on other studies, the CDC has adequate resources and systems necessary in managing the outbreak (Atkins et al., 2014). The resources include both financial and medical expertise applicable in combating Ebola in the region. Besides, CDC has set a response team in West Africa to handle emergencies of Ebola outbreak. The study concludes that CDCs involvement in the management of Ebola would help reduce the spread of the disease (USAID, 2014). It recommends that CDC should conduct further research to improve its capability to handle Ebola.
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