NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola, the largest on record.
The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. As CBS 2 reported, the outbreak in those West Africa countries has resulted in 1,300 cases and killed more than 700 people this year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the risk of the deadly disease coming to the United States remains small. The last time the federal agency issued such a travel warning was in 2003 because of a SARS outbreak in Asia.