The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sending 50 disease experts to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to try and stop the spread of Ebola.
“Far too many lives have been lost already,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “It will take many months, and it won’t be easy, but Ebola can be stopped. We know what needs to be done.”
The CDC also issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to West African nations.
Experts already on the ground there are helping prevent sick travelers from getting on planes.
On the remote possibility that they do, CDC has protocols in place to protect against further spread of disease.
Right now the CDC isn’t screening passengers traveling from the affected countries.
Medical leaders say Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear. It’s transmitted through direct contact of bodily fluids.