BOSTON (CBS) – Dozens more American health workers will soon be headed to locations throughout West Africa as part of a global response to the Ebola outbreak that many experts fear is coming too late.
At congressional hearings this week, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told lawmakers it would take at least three to six months to end the outbreak.
“We are taking an extensive effort to do everything we can to stop the outbreaks,” Frieden said.
Had the international community responded faster, some medical experts believe, the spread of the virus might have been slowed.
A crucial part of that process is identifying the problem in the first place. That’s where a company called Epidemico comes in. It is a spinoff of Boston Children’s Hospital, one of whose ongoing projects is a website called healthmap.org.
In March, their sophisticated tracking system…
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