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Ebola crisis: CDC warns travelers to avoid deeply affected countries
Ebola crisis: CDC warns travelers to avoid deeply affected countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday warned Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the continuing Ebola crisis in those countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have said the risk of travelers contracting the disease was remote, since Ebola doesn’t spread easily through casual contact, and is not airborne or food borne. But with the West African health system deep in the throes of the outbreak, the CDC is concerned that travelers with medical emergencies unrelated to Ebola – a broken leg or a heart attack – might be exposed to the disease at a hospital. “What has concerned us is...

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