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Infections Expert to Help Fight Ebola

A Florida International University infectious diseases professor has been tapped for a mission to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Miami Heraldreports.

The World Health Organization asked Dr. Aileen Maria Marty, an expert in managing chemical, biological and other related incidents, to travel to Sierra Leone, the Herald reports. In 2001, Marty served as an expert to investigate anthrax following the 9/11 attacks.

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