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WHO European Director Zsuzsanna Jakab Says More Ebola in Europe Unavoidable

world health organization logoAccording to European press agencies, the Director said, “Such imported cases and similar events as have happened in Spain will happen also in the future, most likely, ” adding that “the continent should be well prepared to control the disease.”


As we have seen in Texas, although the United States has a well-functioning public health system overall, the state- and local-response to the spread of the disease can be problematic when it comes to controlling the disease.

Updates 10/9/14

News: Independent, Reuters.

WHO statement

In related news, the CDC announced that enhanced Ebola screening will take place at five U.S. airports: New York’s JFK International Airport will begin the new screening on Saturday. In the 12 months ending July 2014, JFK received nearly half of travelers from the three West African nations. The enhanced entry screening at Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago-O’Hare, and Atlanta international airports will be implemented next week.

The CDC Director Tom Frieden held a press briefing on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Video and the transcript of the conference can be found here.

BBC snapshot map of the Ebola outbreak

BBC is tracking the Ebola outbreak in tables, maps, and other graphics

For more information on the outbreak, including maps and new case information, go to the BBC’s page here.

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