Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will

Jun 19, 2017 – Jun 15, 2018
Every Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri9pm – 5pm
Every Thu9pm – 7pm


This exhibition is an investigation of the historic 2014-16 Ebola Fever Virus epidemic in West Africa, the United States, and around the world. As the crisis unfolded in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014, it evolved into both a health and humanitarian crisis. When it became clear that Ebola could potentially spread exponentially, threatening global health security, there was a coordinated, massive response.

Introduced by a timeline of events, the exhibition explores the early days of the outbreak, the heroic work of West African and international health workers, contact tracing, safe burial procedures, how America responded when Ebola reached the U.S., and issues facing Ebola survivors, including stigma. "Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will" features artifacts such as personal protective equipment (PPE) worn in West Africa and the U.S.; lab equipment used in CDC’s temporary hot lab in Bo, Sierra Leone; hand-washing stations; and first-person audio testimonials. Health communication materials, including posters, T-shirts, flipbooks, cellphones and tablets used by Ebola disease detectives are on view as well as stunning photographs.



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