CDC flies home US staffer who had 'low-risk' Ebola contact

August 28, 2014 1:28 PM

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CDC flies home US staffer who had 'low-risk' Ebola contact

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday it flew an employee back to the United States from West Africa after the staff member came in contact with an international healthcare worker who later tested positive for Ebola.

According to the CDC's interim guidance for monitoring and movement of persons who have been exposed to Ebola, people who have contact with Ebola patients can travel long distances only by private means for 21 days after the last contact.

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