August 1, 2014

Some Fear Spread of Disease

1 Ebola-Stricken Americans Coming Home

The State Department and the CDC are organizing the medical evacuations of two Americans stricken with Ebola. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol are in serious condition in Liberia and will be transported to an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital. While some expressed concern about the transfer, CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden says there is little risk of Ebola spreading in the U.S. The Ebola outbreak has infected more than 1,300 people in West Africa, 700 of whom have died. Says Dr. Margaret Chan, World Health Organization, [Ebola] “is not an airborne virus. Transmission requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, also after death. Apart from this specific situation, the general public is not at high risk of infection by the Ebola virus.”

More at Www.nbcnews.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Ebola Outbreak Could Spread to U.S.

Tags: Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Thomas Frieden, Ebola, Ebola Outbreak, World Health Organization, U.S. State Department, Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol, West Africa Ebola Outbreak

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