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Burning Man flooding triggers false claims of Ebola outbreak, ‘national emergency’

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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CLAIM: Officials confirmed an Ebola outbreak at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, where a national emergency was declared.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. Federal health officials told The Associated Press they have not received any reports of Ebola cases at the event. A screenshot of a supposed post from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirming such cases was fabricated. And while flooding prompted road closures and left attendees stranded, there is no record of a national emergency being declared.

THE FACTS: A summer storm left muddy roads flooded in...

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