Africa

As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel : Goats and Soda : NPR


In only four days, the total number of cases has risen by 122, or about 10 percent. Since March, the World Health Organization has reported more than 1,300 cases and 728 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria has reported one case in a traveler from Liberia.In response, the CDC is sending at least 50 more doctors and scientists to the region to help get the outbreak under control and stop its spread, Frieden says. The agency already has 12 people on the ground there now.The CDC also elevated the travel alert to “Level 3” — the most serious level — for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. It now advises against any nonessential travel to the three countries because of the “high risk.”This advisory level is reserved for grave situations, such as the SARS outbreak in 2003 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010. via: NPR

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