Karna provides support to CDC’s Ebola and Zika outbreak efforts

Through a competitive procurement process, Karna was awarded a two-year contract to provide “Professional Support Services to Detect and Control Disease Outbreaks” in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ). Through this work, Karna will provide professional services and expertise in the areas of: science, epidemiology, surveillance, data management, statistics, operational support, training, international assistance, and health communications.

The work was initially focused on Ebola - a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus. The 2014 Ebola epidemic was the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa.  Now Karna resources have been directed to the Zika outbreak affecting dozens of countries in the Western hemisphere.