CDC: More Than 1,400 People in U.S. Being Actively Monitored for Ebola

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

Sharyl Attkisson
December 1, 2014

The killer virus Ebola may not be front and center in the news, but it’s still in the forefront of efforts by health officials nationwide. As of today, more than 1,400 people in 44 states in the U.S. are being actively monitored by state and local health departments after returning from West Africa. The good news is that no new cases have been reported in the U.S. since Oct. 23.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, which provided the figure,

“They are being monitored because they came from one of the four countries with ongoing Ebola outbreaks.”

Responding to a public outcry, the Department of Homeland Security began, on Oct. 22, requiring all U.S. bound passengers from the primary Ebola-infected West African nations to arrive at one of five U.S. airports with enhanced screening.

To date, ten people have been treated for Ebola in the U.S. since late September.
More than 1,400 people in 44 states in the U.S. are being actively monitored for Ebola–CDC

Patients with Ebola Brought to U.S.

A total of six people have been brought to the U.S. after contracting Ebola in West Africa: five healthcare workers and one photojournalist. The photojournalist is 33-year old Ashoka Mukpo. All but one survived. Dr. Martin Salia, a legal permanent resident of the U.S., was already critically ill when he arrived from Sierra Leone for treatment at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He died just a few days later on Nov. 17. Officials say they don’t know exactly how he contracted the virus.

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