CDC warns of more Ebola exposure cases in Dallas

Source: Business Insider

Short Summary: Ebola has killed almost half of infected people in African nations and U.S. is taking precautionary measures to check the spread of the virus in the country.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday it is monitoring about 100 health workers, who may have had contact with a Liberian man, who died last week of Ebola in Dallas.

CDC chief Thomas Frieden said they were also investigating how Nina Pham, the nurse who cared for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital became infected with the virus.

Duncan arrived in Dallas from Liberia on Sept. 20 and died last week at the hospital.

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“We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control. Even a single infection is unacceptable,” Frieden said.

Frieden said the agency was working on how health officials could perform infection control at hospitals

Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people this year in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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U.S. stepped up screening of passengers coming from one of the three Ebola infected nations at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday.


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