Yahoo News sends 'unauthorized' Ebola outbreak tweet

Yahoo News sent a tweet late Sunday afternoon telling people to disregard information in an earlier, "unauthorized" tweet about an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta.

Shortly before 5 p.m. ET Sunday, the Yahoo News account tweeted that there was an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta and an estimated 145 people were infected. The tweet was shortly taken down and Yahoo followed up by saying, "Earlier, an unauthorized tweet with misinformation on Ebola was sent from this account; please disregard that tweet."

Yahoo has not returned requests for comment.

Two Ebola patients were flown to Atlanta last week for treatment at Emory University Hospital, where they're being given experimental drugs to try to fight the virus. Ebola has no known cure.


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