CDC director: Action needed on Ebola so it’s not our next AIDS

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Is Ebola the world’s next AIDS? Not yet, but the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it could be.

While speaking at a World Bank and International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington, D.C., CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden warned of the consequences if proper action isn’t taken.

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“In the 30 years I’ve been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS,” Frieden said. “And we have to work now so that this is not the world’s next AIDS.”

Yesterday, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died in a Dallas hospital. It was the same day the feds announced they’d start screeing passengers for Ebola at some airports.


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