CDC says US needs to prepare for Ebola after outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  is urging health workers in the US to consider Ebola

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The CDC issued a health advisory late last week to raise awareness of the Ebola virus disease in Uganda, caused by the Sudan virus.

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The alert stresses that there are no suspected, probable or confirmed cases related to an Ebola outbreak in the US,

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But the CDC is reminding physicians about best practices around Ebola to protect against outbreaks.

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Ebola, aka Ebola virus disease (EVD), is a rare and deadly disease that

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Ebola causes severe bleeding and organ failure, and is often fatal.

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The virus was first discovered in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo,

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Symptoms of Ebola usually appear between eight and 10 days after a person is infected

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The advisory states that there is no vaccine licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect against this strain of Ebola.

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As a result of the outbreak in Uganda, CDC officials ordered airport screening for travelers arriving from Uganda.

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