Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ebola Alert Highest By CDC; Special Session of Congress; Symptoms Similar to Malaria

[From article]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised their emergency response to the Ebola outbreak to level 1.
This is the highest level of emergency response at the CDC and, according to an agency spokesperson, it has been activated because of the surge of personnel being sent into the affected countries. The CDC’s emergency operations center is now assisting the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, which specializes in the study and research of Ebola.
CDC issues highest level alert amid Ebola outbreak
Published August 07, 2014

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[From article]
It’s a widening challenge complicated by the fact that Ebola, malaria and cholera share common symptoms early on, including fever and vomiting, which can cause confusion among patients, said Cyprien Fabre, head of the West Africa office of the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department.

Ebola Cases Mix With Malaria Amid ‘Slow-Motion Disaster’
By Makiko Kitamura and Silas Gbandia
Aug 7, 2014 11:40 AM ET

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[From article]
"This is the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history," CNN quoted Frieden Wednesday.
The most recent outbreak has been centered in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. To be sure, there have been Ebola scares in the United States, however to date there have been no confirmed cases of the disease in the U.S.
The CDC however, has declined to identify to Breitbart News what states have seen patients tested for the disease.

7 Aug 2014, 8:08 AM PDT

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