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Texas health workers receiving orders to stay home

4 years 1 day 4 hours ago Friday, October 17 2014 Oct 17, 2014 October 17, 2014 7:03 AM October 17, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

DALLAS - Texas officials are asking dozens of health care workers who had contact with the man who died of Ebola in Dallas to sign legal documents agreeing to stay home.

The top administrator for Dallas County says the documents ask the 75 health care workers to agree not to go to public places or use mass transit. Judge Clay Jenkins says the agreements are binding legal documents that can be enforced with a variety of remedies, though he declined to elaborate.

The move comes the same day federal health officials said they're expanding their Ebola investigation to include passengers on a Friday flight from Dallas to Cleveland that carried a nurse later diagnosed with the disease. Officials already had begun contacting passengers on a flight that 29-year-old Amber Vinson took Monday.

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