CDC Emergency Operations Center Activations

CDC's Emergency Operation Center

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

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. Learn more about the outbreak.

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

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. Learn more about the outbreak and what DRC, Uganda, CDC, and others are doing to stop it.

Page last reviewed: October 8, 2019