USA cancel Senegal trip over Ebola fears

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LOS ANGELES: USA Basketball has canceled the team’s trip to Senegal because of concerns over the deadly Ebola outbreak, federation chairman Jerry Colangelo said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The men’s team, stocked with NBA stars, had been scheduled to visit Africa for the first time on August 27, with a day of basketball clinics, tours and other functions planned in the capital Dakar. Although Senegal is not one of the countries so far afflicted in West Africa, Colangelo said its position bordering Guinea and Dakar’s role as a gateway to West Africa heightened concerns.

AFP

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