A day after announcing the first diagnosis of an Ebola case in the United States, public health officials and experts on Wednesday said they expect more cases to enter the U.S. and it’s uncertain how far the disease will spread, even as they worked to reassure the public that the virus would be contained.
The key word in efforts to reassure a ever less gullible public about the dangers of the spread of Ebola is “uncertain, which I’ve bolded.”
“I have no doubt that we will control this case of Ebola so it does not spread widely in this country,” CDC Director Thomas Frieden said in a call with reporters Tuesday, though he acknowledged the possibility of other cases arriving from overseas and of the virus spreading to a small number of people. (Related:“Ebola Epidemic Could Top a Million Victims If…
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