The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-14 to provide key points and precautions about Ebola for mariners to be aware of.
To date, there have been 1603 confirmed cases of individuals infected with the Ebola virus worldwide with 887 deaths. The epidemic is slowing in Guinea but continues unabated in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Also, four cases have been reported in Nigeria. There have been two reported cases of Americans serving in health care or missionary work in West Africa but, no reported cases in Department of Defense, Coast Guard, or with U.S. mariners.
The Center of Disease Control (CDC) has issued travel warnings. We strongly recommend that personnel traveling to those affected countries review travel alerts issued by the CDC prior to their arrival.
Travel alert information can be found at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices.
For full details and precautions, view MSIB 12-14.
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