Report: Ebola Contacts in Africa Go Missing

Report: Ebola Contacts in Africa Go Missing

CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reported on the “fear and skepticism” that is making it challenging to create Ebola contact tracing lists which track anyone who comes in contact with an infected person.

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) press release issued Friday, 10 percent of contacts will go on to develop symptoms of Ebola. 

CNN reported, “[In] Sierra Leone, there are 2,000 contacts that need following, but the group Doctors Without Borders says they’ve only been able to follow up with about 200 of them.”

“The group’s teams in Sierra Leone and Liberia are ‘stretched to the breaking point’ as the epidemic is ‘spiraling out of control,’ the group wrote in a press release.”

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