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Iowan Helping CDC With Ebola Response

BO, Sierra Leone (CBS2/FOX28) -- An epidemiologist working at the Iowa Department of Public Health is currently in Sierra Leone, aiding the Centers for Disease Control in its response to the Ebola outbreak. The current outbreak is the largest Ebola outbreak in history, and the first in West Africa.

Samir Koirala arrived last week in the city of Bo, where he is working with local teams to coordinate outbreak care and prevention efforts with the CDC.

While internet connections are spotty and communication with Iowa can be difficult, Koirala is making an effort to provide updates about his work in Sierra Leone whenever possible. You can follow his reports on the IDPH Facebook page ( and on Twitter (@IAPublicHealth).

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