Doctors say Focus Less on Ebola, More on 5 Deadly Infectious Diseases Already in Colorado

Coloradoans have a higher risk of getting five other diseases currently in the state.
Aug. 12, 2014

Health officials in Colorado are getting plenty of worried phone calls concerning Ebola, but infectious disease doctors say there are five other diseases currently in the state that you should be more worried about. “Tuberculosis is probably the No. 1 killer in terms of infectious diseases across the world,” said Dr. Michelle Barron, an infectious disease physician at University of Colorado Hospital.

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