The head of the Centers For Disease Control, returning from West Africa, says the Ebola outbreak is “the world’s first Ebola epidemic.”
The patient recently traveled to Nigeria, the latest country hit by the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Overall, there have been 13 cases of Ebola in Nigeria, including two deaths.
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in west Africa had killed 729 people as of the end of July.
UPDATED: Dr. Kent Brantly has arrived in Atlanta’s Emory Universtiy Hospital. Nancy Writebol is expected there next week. The State Department is coordinating the patients’ evacuation from Liberia, where they contracted the disease.
Update: Dr. Kent Brantly landed in the U.S. on Saturday to receive treatment. Aid worker Nancy Writebol is expected to arrive next week. The epidemic has killed at least 660 people so far.
The Chinese government closed access to the northwestern city of Yumen after a man died of bubonic plague there last week. No other cases have been reported, but more than 150 people have been placed in quarantine.
UPDATE: The World Health Organization reports more than 2,000 have the disease and at least 1,145 people have died. WHO says the outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern.”
Health authorities struggle to control the worst outbreak of Ebola on record.
Who wants to look like an obese chipmunk with a mouth full of green, slobbery cancer? No wonder there’s a movement afoot in Yemen to end this rather off-putting practice.