Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases
STANFORD, Calif. - Medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the American public should expect more people infected with the disease to arrive here from West Africa before the end of the year.
Scientists have made educated guesses about future U.S. infections based on data models that weigh hundreds of variables, including daily new infections in West Africa, airline traffic worldwide and transmission possibilities.
This week, several top infectious-disease experts ran simulations for The Associated Press that predicted as few as one or two additional infections by the end of December to a worst-case scenario of 130.
Dr. David Relman is a professor of infectious disease, microbiology and immunology at Stanford University's medical school. He says it's possible that every major city will see at least a handful of cases.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Lee High School will get football program next year
Locals pack the streets for White Light Night
Saying goodbye: Beauregard Gallery and Bistro closing its doors
'You have our attention': Police hold press conference amid crime wave in...
Mayor pushing new tax proposal for traffic improvement