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U.S. basketball team cancels Senegal trip because of Ebola outbreak
U.S. basketball team cancels Senegal trip because of Ebola outbreak

The U.S. national basketball team won't be making its first trip to Africa as planned later this month. The visit to Senegal scheduled for Aug. 27 has been canceled because of the Ebola outbreak that has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in West Africa during the last six months. Senegal has no suspected cases of the virus but its location near countries that have been afflicted left the team with no choice, said USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo, who added that the organization conferred with officials from the World Health Organization and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “When they declare a public emergency like they did, we...

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