Two Ebola Outbreaks Put Health Workers Most at Risk

August 25, 2014 6:54 PM

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Two Ebola Outbreaks Put Health Workers Most at Risk

Global health officials are now rushing to put out two separate Ebola outbreaks – the giant West African epidemic that’s affecting four countries, and a possible new one in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In both, health workers are most at risk as they try to care for violently ill patients who may be vomiting and suffering diarrhea.

One of the Liberian doctors given an experimental treatment called ZMapp has died, and the World Health Organization calls the risk to doctors, nurses and technicians unprecedented.

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