MIAMI (AP) — A doctor who teaches at Florida International University's medical school will be joining an international team of experts working to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
FIU officials say 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 say 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.