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Miami Doctor Tapped To Help With Ebola In Africa

 
Miami Doctor Tapped To Help With Ebola In Africa
Posted Sunday, August 10th 2014 @ 6am

A Miami doctor has been tapped to help with the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

 

Aileen Marty is a professor of infectious diseases at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

 

The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network team of the World Health Organization, of which Marty is a member, has placed her on standby to assist.

 

Marty has practiced medicine for over 30 years, 25 of them as a Navy doctor.

 

She has traveled the world, visiting 50 countries and has treated diseases like leprosy, dengue, and malaria. 

 

Marty has experience working in Africa and treating Ebola.

 

As Dr. Marty prepares to head to Africa again, she says there is no need for widespread panic in the United States.

 

Marty says now that the World Health Organization has declared Ebola is an international public health emergency, there are more controls in place over who can cross borders, so the risk is very low.

 

(Photo: ZOOM DOSSO)

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