What Latest Ebola Infection Says About Odds of Widespread US Outbreak

October 15, 2014 5:55 PM

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What Latest Ebola Infection Says About Odds of Widespread US Outbreak

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Fears that a widespread outbreak of Ebola in the United States were heightened Wednesday as health officials revealed that a second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola flew on an airplane just a day before being placed in isolation.

And as troubling as this second case may be, especially in terms of possible lapses in protocol, it also could serve as a much-needed wake-up call to public health officials nationwide about how vigilant they must be, experts said.

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