August 19, 2014

No B-Ball in Senegal

1 Team USA Cancels Trip Due to Ebola Concerns

Team USA, on its way to Spain for the World Cup, was due to visit Dakar, Senegal for a day of events to promote basketball on the African continent. However, due to concerns about the Ebola breakout in that region, USA Basketball has canceled the event. Although Ebola has not been reported in Senegal, the country borders Guinea where, according to the World Health Organization, there have been more than 500 reported cases of Ebola disease and 377 deaths. Said USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo, “Although the CDC does not yet suspect any cases in Senegal, the country’s position as a neighboring country to Guinea and Dakar’s role as a gateway to West Africa heightened our concern.” The World Cup opens in Spain on August 30 when Team USA takes on Finland.

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

Previously: Ebola Outbreak Could Spread to U.S.

Tags: Ebola Outbreak, West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Team USA. World Cup, USA Basketball, Jerry Colangelo

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