CDC museum opens 2014 Ebola epidemic exhibit

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An exhibit on West Africa's 2014 Ebola virus epidemic opened June 19 at the CDC's David J. Sencer Museum in Atlanta.

"EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will" is slated to run through May 25, 2018. The exhibit is meant to offer an overview of the public health crisis that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa between December 2013 and June 2016. The exhibit also aims to convey the experience of public health workers during the crisis.

"We knew that this story needed to be remembered and told," said Louise Shaw, the curator of the CDC museum. "As CDC employees returned from West Africa, they would stop by and drop off gear, field notes and personal items they had used while fighting Ebola. These items — along with the photographs — remind the viewer that behind the statistics there are very human stories."

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