Ebola death toll hits 4,000 as outbreak disrupts U.S. flights

October 11, 2014 1:25 PM

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The Ebola outbreak has killed 4,000 people in Africa since March, but this week's deaths of the first U.S. victim in Dallas and a dog in Spain are driving the seriousness of the disease home for Americans, who are increasingly being disrupted by the disease while flying.

In the span of 72 hours, fire officials in Midland, Texas, transported a passenger with flu-like symptoms to a hospital after a pilot contacted them 20 minutes before landing; federal officials announced they would screen passengers from West Africa at five major U.S. airports; an American was escor...

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