The Center For Disease Control And Prevention

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1. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had many key audiences it was required to communicate with during the Ebola outbreak. Most importantly, the CDC needed to be communicating with employees within the CDC. They needed to be on the same page as to how messages were being released and controlled, as this was a very sensitive subject. Furthermore, it was imperative that heath care providers around the world were receiving appropriate information. U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) and local and regional public health officials (Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS)) were also key audiences. More specifically, the nurses and doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (Presby) were an important audience the CDC needed to reach. Healthcare workers in West Africa, who were treating thousands of Ebola victims, were also a key audience. The CDC had a global audience of doctors and nurses all over the world as Ebola patients were soon found in Spain, France and other parts of the U.S. Politicians and the White House were soon brought in as a key audience to the CDC as potential travel bans were proposed on certain West African countries.

2. The CDC released its first news release regarding the Ebola crisis on Sept. 30, 2014. This was four days after the victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, arrived at Presby and two days after the diagnosis was confirmed. The following…
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