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October 1st, 2014
09:11 PM ET

Lessons from 1989 Ebola outbreak in U.S

Health officials in Dallas are monitoring at least five children who came into contact with Thomas Eric Duncan while he was contagious with Ebola.

Investigators at the Centers for Disease Control are scrambling to locate any individuals in Dallas who came into contact with Duncan once he became ill and are now at risk for infection.

This is not the first time the U.S. has responded to an outbreak of a lethal virus like Ebola.

CNN's Athena Jones has the report.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International • News
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  1. concerned citizen

    Disingenuous. This was a laboratory situation and no human infected. This was not an outbreak. What we have today is the FIRST outbreak of Ebola in America. Hopefully it will end here and not be the last of us. The "smart" people running the show appear to have intellect the size of a pencil eraser and absolutely zero common sense, thus no credibility.

    October 15, 2014 at 11:06 am | Reply

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