Ebola: are the CDC doing enough to stop a US outbreak?

October 16, 2014 3:52 PM

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Ebola: are the CDC doing enough to stop a US outbreak?

The first cases of Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, were reported in 1976 through two simultaneous outbreaks. One outbreak occurred in Nzara, Sudan, while the other occurred in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola is a severe illness caused by five viruses that are a part of the Filoviridae family, genus Ebolavirus. Four of these viruses are known to infect humans: Zaire ebolavirus, Sudan ebolavirus, Taï Forest ebolavirus (formerly Côte d'Ivoire ebolavirus) and Bundibugyo ebolavirus. The current outbrea...

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