FIU Professor Tapped To Help With Ebola Outbreak

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A professor of infectious diseases at Florida International University College of Medicine has been told she will likely to go to West Africa to aid in the fight against the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

Dr. Aileen María Marty has been directed by the World Health Organization to prepare for the mission, reported CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

Marty is considered one of the world’s leading experts on emerging infections. The trip could take her from her Miami Beach home to Sierra Leone. She is getting her pre-deployment physical Tuesday morning, she told the paper.

The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 700 people and infected more than 1,000.

Marty, who arrived from Cuba in 1961 with her parents when she was 4, will join a team of experts from around the world that will soon be deployed by WHO.

Experts believe the outbreak can be…

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