Tracking Ebola threat from Africa to Texas

October 11, 2014 7:01 PM

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Tracking Ebola threat from Africa to Texas

The grandmother consulted a nurse before she died. Friends and family gathered for her funeral, and soon the illness was spreading to other villages and towns.

Local health officials were alarmed, but it would take nearly three months from the boy’s death in December to identify the culprit: the dreaded Ebola virus. By then, it had reached Guinea’s bustling capital, Conakry, and cases were suspected across the border in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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