Original article from: Scientific American posted on April 12, 2017. by Helen...
Ebola Only a Plane Ride Away from USA
Original article from: USA Today posted on July 28, 2014. By Liz Szabo and Karen Weintraub
The growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves as a grim reminder that deadly viruses are only a plane ride away from the USA, health experts say.
The outbreak is the largest and deadliest on record, with more than 670 deaths and more than 1,200 infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fatality rates for Ebola have been as high as 90% in past outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.