Infectious diseases like Ebola are going to affect the U.S. thanks to the fact that we have global health care, but right now there is no evidence the virus is going to spread, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic told CNBC on Wednesday.
"Much as we have a global economy, we have a global health care as well. SARS, for example, is something that is going to affect us as Ebola will as well. We have to be ready for these things," Toby Cosgrove said in an interview with "Power Lunch."
That said, Ebola is spread by direct contact, particularly with fluids, and he doesn't see evidence that health-care officials are concerned it is going to spread in the U.S.