Thursday, February 12, 2015

UDOH Employee to Share Story of Treating Ebola in Africa

WHAT: Dr. Angela Dunn, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer currently assigned to the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), will share her story of responding to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. Dr. Dunn traveled to Sierra Leone in October 2014, and spent four weeks battling the Ebola outbreak. 

She will share her experience during a brown bag presentation for UDOH employees, which members of the media are also invited to attend.

WHY: Nearly 23,000 people in West Africa have been diagnosed with Ebola, and more than 9,100 of them have died as part of the current outbreak. Sierra Leone has been hit especially hard, with nearly 11,000 cases and more than 3,300 deaths.   

WHO: Angela Dunn, MD MPH
CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer assigned to the UDOH

WHEN: Today, February 12, 2015

WHERE: Utah Department of Health
                Room 114
                288 North 1460 West
                Salt Lake City, UT 84116

**Note: Dr. Dunn’s presentation will include photos of patients who have not signed release forms for their images to be used in media reports. Please refrain from taking photographs or video that would identify patients. There will be several photographs presented that do not identify patients.**
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Tom Hudachko
Public Information Officer
(o) 801-538-6232
(m) 801-560-4649