U.S. Ebola case: Searching for contacts

October 2, 2014 1:20 PM

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U.S. Ebola case: Searching for contacts

Dallas (CNN) -- Health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had contact with the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., a federal official told CNN Thursday. These are people who are still being questioned, who may have crossed paths with the patient either at the hospital, at his apartment complex or in the community.

The number of direct contacts who have been identified right now is still closer to 12, the official said.

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