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Here Are All The People Outside Of Africa Who Have Ebola

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PAMELA ENGEL







As the Ebola epidemic exploded in West Africa, a few cases spread to other continents, leading to panic, quarantines, and travel restrictions.


Some contracted the disease in Africa and then received treatment elsewhere, which led to others (all healthcare workers) contracting the disease outside of Africa.



But all of these Ebola cases originated in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — the three countries in West Africa that have been hit hardest by the deadly virus.


Here's a breakdown of all the Ebola cases treated outside of Africa:




Reuters








Not all of these patients are named, as some of their identities have been protected.



Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US. He contracted the disease in Liberia and then traveled to the US before he started showing symptoms. He later died in a Dallas hospital.





Nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who both treated Duncan, contracted Ebola from him.




Doctor Craig Spencer is th…