As a readily available Ebola responder, we have found that a recent release of information by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows our country’s efforts to stem possible infections to be very promising.

Recently, the CDC released a “Detailed History of the 2014-216 Ebola Response in MMWR” (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) which comes on the second anniversary of the official activation of the agency’s emergency response to Ebola.

The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic, as shown, “was the first and largest epidemic of its kind”, with widespread urban transmission and a massive death count of more than 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Hoarding is defined as the excessive collection and retention of things or animals until they interfere with day to day living.

It is estimated that there are between 700, 000 to 1.4 million people in the U.S. that are hoarders.

The accumulation of combustible material, trash, food and/or animals creates serious personal safety, fire and health issues to the individual and the public. It also greatly increases the potential for rodent and insect infestation.

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