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Emergency Operations Center Activations

CDC's Emergency Operation Center


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2019 Novel Coronavirus
(EOC Activation: January 2020-present)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center(EOC) on Monday, January 20, 2020 in order to support public health partners in responding to the outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. DAS is closely monitoring the situation and will update its website as information becomes available. 

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Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping
(EOC Activation: September 2019-January 2020)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Monday, September 16, 2019, to enhance the inter-agency response to the current investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping. CDC’s activation of the EOC allows the agency to provide increased operational support for the response to meet the outbreak’s evolving challenges. Agency subject matter experts will continue to lead the CDC response with enhanced support from additional CDC and EOC staff. CDC also continues to work closely with states to collect information about recent e-cigarette product use, or vaping, among patients, and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to test the substances or chemicals within e-cigarette products used by case patients.

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2018 Ebola Response
(EOC Activation: June 2019-June 2020)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center on Thursday, June 13, 2019, to support the inter-agency response to the current Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The CDC is assisting the DRC and Ugandan governments, countries bordering the outbreak area, and local and international partners. As part of the Administration’s whole-of-government effort, CDC subject matter experts are working with the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on the ground in the DRC and the American Embassy in Kinshasa to support the Congolese and international response.