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FIU Doctor Joins Team Working To Contain Ebola

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Dr. Aileen Marty (Source: CBS4)

Dr. Aileen Marty (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (AP) — A doctor who teaches at a South Florida university has left to Nigeria along with a team of experts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Florida International University officials said Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday for Nigeria to work with a World Health Organization outbreak alert and response team.

In over 30 years of practicing medicine, Marty spent 25 serving as a Navy doctor specializing in tropical medicine, infectious disease pathology and disaster medicine. Officials said Marty’s team will focus on threat analysis and risk assessment, two specialties at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

WHO officials said Friday the outbreak’s had killed 1,145 people in four countries across West Africa. At least 2,127 cases have been reported in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

CBS4′s Gary Nelson spoke to her before her trip. Click here to read the story.

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