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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month warned against touching any corpses after being notified of the fatal Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. The message was골목 one of the few that doctors have been able to provide to the public, the agency said Tuesday.
But despite the warning, it’s not known how many people have contracted Ebola in countries outside the United States.
CDC Director Tom Frieden said Tuesday the number of cases could double over the next six weeks. But, he added, there are still hundreds of thousands of people who have traveled and are ill in West Africa.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was working to contact those people with Ebola or get them tested, but did not confirm reports that any have tested positive for the virus.
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“There are still hundreds바카라 스토리 of thousands of people who have traveled and are ill in West Africa, and yet there are many deaths and many more who are very ill,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said Tuesday. “So in a sense, it’s the opposite of a zero, but there’s still hundreds, probably as many as 100, of people who will be infected.”
The CDC was asked to estimate the number of people who might have developed Ebola in West Africa, but will be quarantined for life, or put under surveillance if tested. The agency’s estimate might be too high, because it could require new protocols or an increase in efforts to track people, Frieden said.
The total number of cases could top 300 people, with a maximum of about 50 at a time, Frieden said. At that level, the World Health Organization said, it could include many who have traveled and are ill in West Africa.
Frieden said the number of possible cases “could be significantly higher” than that and said he hopes it is and remains below 200 — but that the numbers will grow.
The American Lung Association says it is watching for people to contract Ebola.
The organization has released a short video 포커that describes what a typical day looks like for a person infected with Ebola: coughing, fever, diarrhe