CDC Says Ebola Outbreak “Poses Little Risk to the U.S.”

CDC Says Ebola Outbreak “Poses Little Risk to the U.S.”

Miami is one of the global entry points to the United States, which makes it vulnerable to the spread of diseases. And as a deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa continues to grow, fears of the disease spreading through air travel are increasing.

But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the disease “poses little risk to the U.S. general population.”

According to the CDC, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola since March in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the largest outbreak of the virus in history. The disease in the current outbreak is yielding a mortality rate of approximately 56 percent. Some outbreaks of Ebola have had mortality rates of up to 90 percent.

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