1. WARNING

    CDC Issues Highest Alert Over Ebola

    REUTERS

    On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its highest possible emergency health alert over the Ebola outbreak. The ramped up alert allows the federal agency to free up hundreds of workers to focus specifically on the Ebola crisis, but it also indicates that the CDC views this as a long-term health crisis. The agency’s “level 1 activation” was utilized during the 2009 bird flu concerns and 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.The announcement comes after good domestic news regarding the virus; the two American patients suffering form Ebola are improving and the man in New York feared to have Ebola tested negative for the virus.

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