Texas wrapping up monitoring linked to Ebola death

November 6, 2014 6:46 PM

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The last person being monitored in connection with the three diagnosed Ebola cases in Texas will be cleared from monitoring Friday after reaching the end of the 21-day maximum incubation period for the disease, the state Department of Health Services said Thursday.

The 177 health care workers, household and community members who had contact with at least one of the patients, their specimens or medical waste. The last person being monitored twice daily is a hospital worker who handled medical waste Oct. 17, the department said.

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