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Q&A: How Many Ebola Patients Are Being Treated Outside West Africa?

October 8, 2014

At least 14 Ebola cases have been treated outside of West Africa in the current outbreak. Most of these involve health and aid workers who contracted Ebola in West Africa and were transported back to their home country for treatment. Two cases were diagnosed outside of West Africa: A Liberian man began showing symptoms four days after arriving in Dallas, and a Spanish nurse became ill after treating a missionary in a Madrid hospital. These cases are compiled from reports by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders and other official agencies.


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