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Harford health chief calls Ebola 'frightening,' but no threat to 'general population'
Harford health chief calls Ebola 'frightening,' but no threat to 'general population'

While Ebola is "a frightening virus," there are plenty of other diseases Harford County should be more worried about, County Health Officer Susan Kelly says. Harford residents should focus on getting flu shots, because "your risk of getting the flu is much higher than getting Ebola," Kelly said. She noted more than 48,000 people die annually from the flu. "I was not going to talk about Ebola at all, but I think there is such a buzz on TV and in the news, it really warrants providing the community with some basic information," Kelly told the Harford County Council Tuesday night during her semi-annual report. While Ebola is deadly, it is difficult to catch and...

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