Article courtesy of the Wall Street Journal via “The Rundown”
Some 100 people are now being screened for potential exposure to Ebola in Texas, federal health officials said Thursday, as they seek to contain the first case of the disease diagnosed in the U.S. Tom Frieden, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said so far they have identified a handful of individuals who may have come into contact with the patient, including members of his household
He said that systems are in place to contain the spread of Ebola in the U.S., but said that there will always be a risk of someone contracting the disease until the outbreak in Africa is controlled
“What we can do is minimize that risk, as is being done now in Dallas, by working to ensure that there are no more individuals exposed,” he said during a conference call with reporters
President Barack Obama on Thursday called Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to discuss the government’s response to the Ebola case and ensure the city what it needs to contain the virus, the White House said Thursday. “The president called to make sure the mayor was getting the resources he needed from the federal government, including the Centers for Disease Control, to treat the patient safely and control this case so that it does not spread widely,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.
At the schools attended by the five children who came into contact with Mr. Duncan, custodians were doing extra cleaning, said Mike Miles, superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District. Still, attendance at