FIU doctor says education key to stopping Ebola

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 28, 2014 at 2:50 a.m.



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MIAMI (AP) — A doctor has returned to Florida International University's medical school after spending a month working with an international team of experts to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Dr. Aileen Marty spent 31 days in Nigeria, working with a World Health Organization outbreak alert and response team.

More than 6,200 people have been sickened by Ebola in five countries, and about half of those have died. But Marty says it's a good sign that the epidemic seems to be under better control in Nigeria, where there have been fewer cases.

Marty says the key to stopping the outbreak is education and training of the general public. This week, she urged U.S. and European authorities to increase screening of travelers from countries where Ebola is present.

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