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Ebola Epidemic: US Sending 50 Expertsto W/africa by aprokomania(m): 3:59am On Aug 04, 2014
The United States of America has announced
plans to send at least 50 public health experts
to West Africa in the next 30 days to help fight
the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola.
A senior US health official said the outbreak
was out of control, but insisted it could be
Ebola has claimed 728 lives in Guinea, Liberia
and Sierra Leone this year.
The current mortality rate is about 55 per cent.
Announcing the measures, Director of the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr.
Thomas Frieden, stated: “We do know how to
stop Ebola. It’s old-fashioned, plain and simple
public health: find the patients, make sure they
get treated, find their contacts, track them,
educate people, do infection control in
“The single most important thing we can do to
protect Americans is to stop this disease at the
source in Africa,” he said.
Re: Ebola Epidemic: US Sending 50 Expertsto W/africa by aprokomania(m): 4:00am On Aug 04, 2014

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