CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient
WASHINGTON - A top federal health official says the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol.
Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the worker had treated Duncan multiple times after the Liberian man was diagnosed.
Frieden tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that all those who treated Duncan are now considered to be potentially exposed. Frieden couldn't give an exact number.
Health care workers treating Duncan were to follow CDC protocol that included wearing protective gear.
Among the things CDC will investigate is how the workers took off that gear - because removing it incorrectly can lead to a contamination.
Duncan died of the disease last Wednesday.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Home warranty company not providing results homeowner expects
No end in sight for construction on Twin Oaks Bridge
Surveillance video released in Lockwood Avenue murder
Smoking ban snuffed out... for now; Council delays making anti-smoking decision
Police find kids hanging out at popular bar, many arrested during sting