Posts by Bernice Napach

  • Is $600M enough to stop the spread of Ebola?

    Bernice Napach at Yahoo Finance11 days ago

    As the Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, infecting and killing more people, President Obama said Sunday the U.S. needs to take the lead in the international battle against the epidemic, and the U.S. military will begin providing equipment and resources for that purpose.

    “If we don't make that effort now, and this spreads not just through Africa, but other parts of the world, there's the prospect then that the virus mutates, it becomes more easily transmittable, and then it could be a serious danger to the United States,” President Obama said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

    To date, the Ebola virus has spread to four West African countries, including most recently Nigeria--Africa's most populous country. The virus has killed about 2,000 of the 4,000 people infected. (An unrelated strain has been reported in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.)

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