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UCSF expert on chance of U.S. Ebola outbreak: “I’d take these odds in Vegas”
San Francisco Business Times

The news that a patient at a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Sacramento is being tested for the Ebola virus has raised new fears and new vigilance here in California, although it will take days to discover if the patient has been infected.

So far, the outbreak in West Africa — the largest ever — has killed roughly 1,200 people, although experts at Doctors Without Borders, a charity that is doing much of the hands-on work in Africa to battle the outbreak, fear that the true count may be far higher.