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Do you think that Ebola will kill a lot of people like the yellow fever epidemic in 1793?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Not in the US but

it has already achieved that level in West Africa.
The total # of death in Guinea, Sierra Leone & Liberia is 4,912 with 10 additional deaths worldwide. Between 1 AUG to 9 NOV 1793 there were approximately 5,000 official register of deaths in Philadelphia (many were due Yellow Fever). The available health care in W.Africa is sub-par which is why helping is streaming in from across the globe. >

In brief: Not in the US but

it has already achieved that level in West Africa.
The total # of death in Guinea, Sierra Leone & Liberia is 4,912 with 10 additional deaths worldwide. Between 1 AUG to 9 NOV 1793 there were approximately 5,000 official register of deaths in Philadelphia (many were due Yellow Fever). The available health care in W.Africa is sub-par which is why helping is streaming in from across the globe. >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
However, the overall quality of care available in the US currently is much higher. Take care. Great question.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
You are welcome. Stay well.
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