"CDC Issues Emergency 'All-Hands' Call for Ebola Response"

"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued its highest alert for an all-hands on deck response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

"Ops Center moved to Level 1 response to given the extension to Nigeria & potential to affect many lives," CDC chief Tom Frieden said on Twitter.

Level 1 is the highest on a 1-6 scale and signals that increased staff and resources will be devoted to the outbreak."

AFP had the story August 6, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"CDC Issues Highest-Level Alert for Ebola" (USA TODAY)

"Ebola Outbreak Reaction Shows Why Science Writers Are Necessary" (Knight Science Journalism Tracker)

"No, Ebola Is Not Spreading To The US" (Columbia Journalism Review: 4/2/14)

Thursday, August 7, 2014