With two Americans now infected with Ebola, more than 100 people on the watch list and news breaking throughout the day, many of us are struggling to keep pace with the story.
To help you stay current, the folks at CQ Roll Call compiled a list of 20 people and organizations on Twitter who have been posting useful updates about the Ebola crisis.
From Washington to Dallas to Liberia and Sierra Leone, below are 20 Twitter handles to watch.
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|Handle||Why They’re on the List|
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the front line of the U.S. government’s response.
|2. @MSF_USA||Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders has been leading the charge to treat the disease in Africa.
|3. @DrFriedenCDC||Dr. Tom Frieden
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, has been giving televised briefings almost daily.
|4. @onishinyt||Norimitsu Onishi
Norimitsu Onishi, the Southern Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times, is covering the outbreak on the ground.
|5. @ksieff||Kevin Sieff
Kevin Sieff, Africa Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, is filing from Africa.
|6. @markberman||Mark Berman
Mark Berman, a Washington Post national reporter, has led the Post’s coverage.
|7. @CBSDFW||CBS in Dallas/Forth Worth
CBS in Dallas/Forth Worth is covering the story unfolding at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
|8. @DrKhabbazCDC||Dr. Rima Khabbaz
Dr. Rima Khabbaz is the CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of Infectious Diseases.
|9. @EbolaAlert||Ebola Alert
Ebola Alert is a group of volunteer professionals working on Ebola prevention.
|10. @WHO||The World Health Organization
The World Health Organization has been involved in the crisis in Africa.
|11. @NIH||The National Institute of Health
The National Institutes of Health is on the frontline of the U.S. response.
|12. @UNMEER||United Nations
The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response.
|13. @cbs11ken||Ken Molestina
Ken Molestina, a reporter at CBS11 covering the story in Dallas.
|14. @JasonWhitely||Jason Whitely
Jason Whitely, a reporter at WFAA covering the story in Dallas.
|15. @rlopezwfaa||Rebecca Lopez
Rebecca Lopez, a reporter at WFAA covering the story in Dallas.
|16. @STEVEPICK11||Steve Pickett
Steve Pickett, a reporter at CBS 11 covering the story in Dallas.
|17. @clairezcardona||Claire Cardona
Claire Cardona, a Dallas Morning News reporter covering the story.
|18. @MrRJervis||Rick Jervis
Rick Jervis, a USA Today reporter covering the story.
|19. @LATsciguy||Geoffrey Mohan
Geoffrey Mohan, a science reporter at the Los Angeles Times.
|20. @drsanjaygupta||Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent.
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