Professional from Iowa health department assists with West Africa Ebola outbreak

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A health professional from the Iowa Department of Public Health has traveled to West Africa to help with the Ebola outbreak.

Samir Koirala, an epidemiologist, arrived in Sierra Leone the week of August 4th, 2014 to work with the Center for Disease Control in its response to the outbreak. Koirala has been working with local teams coordinating outbreak care and helping to prevent the spread of Ebola.

While Koirala works there, he is posting about his efforts and progress on the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Facebook page.