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Texas reaches end of Ebola monitoring

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last person being monitored in connection with Texas’ three Ebola patients is set to be cleared from twice-daily monitoring.

The Texas Department of State Health Services says a hospital worker who handled medical waste will be cleared by the end of the day Friday.

 

A Liberian man became the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola after traveling to Dallas. He died Oct. 8. Two nurses who treated him became infected, later recovering.

 

There were 177 people — including health care workers, household contacts and community members — being monitored after having contact with one of the three patients, specimens or medical waste.

 

The state also recently cleared from monitoring more than 160 people who were passengers on one of the flights taken by one of the nurses.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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