In February 2014, a strain of the Ebola Virus appeared in Guinea. This is the first Ebola virus outbreak registered in the region. As of April 10, 157 suspected and confirmed cases and 101 deaths have been reported in Guinea, 22 suspected cases in Liberia including 14 deaths, 8 suspected cases in Sierra Leone including 6 deaths, and 1 suspected case in Mali. Investigations on these are under way. By late June 2014 the death toll had reached 390 with over 600 cases reported. By 23 July 2014, the World Health Organization had reported 1201 confirmed cases including 672 deaths since the epidemic began in March.
In August 2014, Emory University Hospital will be the first US hospital to care for patients exposed to Ebola. Two American medical providers (Kent Branty and Nancy Writebol) were exposed while treating infected patients in Liberia will be transported to Emory via speciality aircraft. Emory Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients exposed to certain serious infectious diseases (source: wikipedia).
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