"As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel"

"For the second time this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the travel alert for three West African countries, as the death toll in the Ebola outbreak increased at an alarming rate.

'The bottom line is that the multiple outbreaks in West Africa are worsening right now,' CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden told NPR on Thursday. 'This is the biggest, most complex and the most difficult outbreak of Ebola that we've had to deal with.'  

In only four days, the total number of cases has risen by 122, or about 10 percent. Since March, the World Health Organization has reported more than 1,300 cases and 728 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria has reported one case in a traveler from Liberia."

Linda Poon reports for NPR July 31, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"Sierra Leone Declares Emergency as Ebola Death Toll Hits 729" (Reuters)

"African Leaders and W.H.O. Intensify Effort to Combat Ebola Virus" (New York Times)

"The Geographical Pattern of Ebola Outbreaks" (Medium)

"Ebola Patient Coming To U.S. As Aid Workers' Health Worsens" (Reuters)

"Peace Corps Removing Volunteers as Ebola Virus Spreads in W. Africa; Two Placed in Isolation" (Washington Post)

"Health Officials: No Ebola Outbreak in U.S., but We're Prepping Anyway" (U.S. News & World Report)

Continuing Coverage of Ebola Outbreak (NBC News)

"Ebola Crisis: WHO To Announce $100M Emergency Response" (BBC News)

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