CDC open to suggestions on how to handle Ebola

CDC open to suggestions on how to handle Ebola

[Ed. – Really inspires confidence]

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Sunday that his agency will consider any options to ensure Americans are protected from the deadly Ebola virus.

CDC Director Tom Frieden said on ABC’s “This Week” that while the agency is looking closely at suggestions “try as we might, until the outbreak is controlled in Africa, we can’t get the risk here to zero.”

“We’ll absolutely look at any suggestion that is workable and that wouldn’t backfire,” he said.

“We don’t want to do something that inadvertently increases our risk by making it harder to stop the outbreak there.”

Frieden said he remains “quite confident we will not have a widespread outbreak” in the United States.

“We will stop it in its tracks,” he said.

He said the U.S. healthcare system has infection control in hospitals and formal tracking that isolates people who get symptoms.

He expressed concern that if Ebola spreads more widely to other countries throughout Africa that will be a bigger risk to the United States.

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