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Health Officials Monitor Second Person For Possible Ebola

Health Officials Monitor Second Person For Possible Ebola

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Health officials in Texas are closely monitoring a second person for possible Ebola infection.  WFAA-TV in Dallas reports the second individual had close contact with a man confirmed yesterday as the first person diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil. 

Meanwhile, CDC teams are working to track down anyone who may have had contact with the patient.  They'll keep an eye on those contacts for 21 days to make sure they don't show any symptoms.  

Doctors have already tested three members of the ambulance crew who transported the patient to the hospital and all three turned up negative results.  They were quarantined and will continue to be monitored for the next few weeks.  The infected patient is believed to have contracted the often-fatal sickness in Liberia, but didn't show symptoms before flying to the United States.  

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