According to Reports nn Monday, WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward told reporters that the number of deaths by Ebola – a highly infectious virus that spreads through bodily fluids – had been much fewer than previously thought. The prevention and monitoring are still in progress within Major countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Officials in the US have identified 35 hospitals nationwide for Ebola. More treatment centers are expected to be added to the list of institutions where infected persons will receive treatment with minimal danger to the staff. Prominent hospitals include Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and the Mayo clinic in Minnesota.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 80 percent of travelers returning from Ebola-struck countries live within 320 kilometers (200 miles) radius of such a health facility.
CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a statement: “As long as Ebola is spreading in West Africa, we must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States.”
There have been three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the US, including two nurses that survived the illness who contracted the disease while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian – The man that succumbed to the illness.