CDC director: We could have done more to prevent second Ebola infection in Texas

October 14, 2014 7:38 PM

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CDC director: We could have done more to prevent second Ebola infection in Texas

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the agency regretted its initial response to the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States, acknowledging that more could have been done to combat infection at the hospital treating the patient.

“We did send some expertise in infection control,” Thomas Frieden said during a news conference Tuesday. “But I think we could, in retrospect, with 20/20 hindsight, have sent a more robust hospital infection control team and been more hands-on with the hospital from day one about exactly how this sh...

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