Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

2014-10-20 08:16

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Dallas - Ebola fears are starting to ease for some in Dallas as a monitoring period passes for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease, while a scare aboard a cruise ship has ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.

In Dallas, friends and relatives of the Liberian man who died on 8 October are on Monday free to leave the home where they have been confined for a 21-day incubation period to ensure that the chance of an Ebola infection has passed.

US federal officials are meanwhile ramping up readiness to deal with future cases. A top government official says revised guidance instructs health workers treating Ebola patients to wear protective gear "with no skin showing".

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