Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ebola Is Spreading in West Aftica

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Ebola, a viral disease with 50% lethality is now being found in three west African countries. It spreads by contact with blood or other contaminated materials from victims. Doctors without borders says that there are not enough boots on the ground to deal with the hundreds of cases, and there are no controls on travel to limit the spread of the disease.

In an epoch in which people can travel around the world in a day, control of communicable disease is a global necessity, not a local option.

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1 comment:

John Daly said...

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 4 person team in Guinea and a staff member in Sierra Leone assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak