US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden shows an awareness poster as he testifies before Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on "Combating the Ebola Threat" at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2014.
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By TIME Video
August 8, 2014
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised its emergency response to the Ebola virus to level 1. This is the third time that emergency alertness was activated to that level in the history of the CDC.

Previously, level 1 emergency response was declared in 2005 for Hurricane Katrina and in 2009 for the H1n1 influenza outbreak.

In the video above, take a look at CDC’s response center and learn more of what it means that the government agency has issued the highest level alert.

 

 

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