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CDC says very low risk for Ebola spread in United States

7/29/2014

Healio Infectious  Disease

Ebola virus poses very little risk to the general United States population, and the likelihood of the outbreak in West Africa spreading outside of that region is very low, according to the CDC.

Two American health care workers in Liberia have been infected with Ebola, CDC reported, and both are in isolation and receiving treatment. Since the first Ebola case surfaced in March, there have been 1,201 reported cases and 673 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The CDC has issued a Level 2 travel notice for these countries.

The Ministry of Health in Nigeria confirmed that a man in Lagos, the country’s capital, died of Ebola after being in isolation in the hospital since arriving at the Lagos airport from Liberia. Health authorities are now investigating whether other passengers or crew on the plane are at risk for infection.

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