September 18, 2014

Officials: Ebola ‘No Threat’ to Cornell

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Though the Ebola virus continues to spread throughout West Africa, University officials say the illness poses no threat to student safety at Cornell.

Dr. Kent Bullis, medical director at Gannett Health Services, said the quality of health care facilities and training in the United States, in addition to the characteristics of the Ebola virus, make the possibility of an epidemic “extraordinarily unlikely.”

Burial team members walk back to an Ebola treatment facility after having collected several patients suspected of having Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. (Daniel Berehulak / The New York Times)