Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

March 12, 2015 6:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola caused major disruptions to health care systems in West Africa and has put hundreds of thousands of children at risk for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that began in December 2013 and has led to more than 14,000 confirmed cases and more than 10,000 deaths. Many health care facilities in those countries have closed, and many people have stayed away from those that remained open ...

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