04/15/2015 06:16 pm ET Updated Apr 15, 2015

Countries To Band Together, Create African CDC Following Historic Ebola Outbreak

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In 1946, a malaria outbreak across the Southern U.S. catalyzed the formation of what would eventually become the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Then in 2002, China's CDC began its operations just as an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, took hold.

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