News Guide: Hospital workers monitored for Ebola

October 13, 2014 9:19 PM

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News Guide: Hospital workers monitored for Ebola

Hospital workers who cared for the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. are being closely monitored after a Texas nurse was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear. Tests confirmed the nation's first known case of Ebola being transmitted here and raised questions about assurances that the disease would be quickly contained.

The World Health Organization on Monday called the Ebola outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times." The disease has killed more than 4,000 people, mostly in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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