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Director of US Center for Disease Control: Ebola can become “the second AIDS”

Already 3,680 people died due to the spread of the Ebola virus, mainly in West Africa.

Director of US Center for Disease Control: Ebola can become "the second AIDS"

It is impossible to compare the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa with any other disease since HIV / AIDS has appeared, said the director of the American Government"s Center for Disease Control Thomas Frieden, reports BBC.

However, according to the doctor, rapid international response to this challenge is able to prevent Ebola becoming the "second AIDS".

He also argues that the spread of the Ebola is one of the most serious crises, which he have seen in his professional life. "I would say that in the 30 years I"ve been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS," he said.

3,680 people, mainly in West Africa, died due to the spread of the Ebola virus. More than two hundred of them were health care workers. On Thursday at the medical center in Monrovia the doctor Taban Dada died from Ebola. Originally from Uganda, he worked in the largest hospital in Liberia, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center. His death has become the fourth death among the Liberian doctors since the beginning of the spread of Ebola.

Meanwhile, the Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who became the first person outside of West Africa, with infection of the Ebola virus feels worse. It was informed by the hospital management, where she stays. Her brother says that doctors try to ease her breathing problems. Both doctors looking after Teresa Romero are also under medical supervision.

Previously, the scientists from Thailand said that they have found a vaccine against the Ebola virus. However, some commentators note that the discovery may not be so loud as the scientists could come up with a "preventive vaccine" against the deathful Ebola virus.