Ten American healthcare workers are headed back to the U.S. from Sierra Leone as the Centers for Disease Control investigates whether or not they might have been exposed to Ebola.
The CDC also notes that the number of those possibly exposed could change as the agency investigates the exposure.
[The] “CDC and the State Department are facilitating the return of additional American citizens who had potential exposure to the index patient or exposures similar to those that resulted in the infection of the index patient,” the health agency said in a Saturday statement.
This news came on the heels of the announcement that another healthcare worker had contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa.
The worker was listed in serious condition but was not identified publicly.
More than 10,000 people have now died from the Ebola epidemic that has beset West Africa. The number of cases slowed recently, but the outbreak is not yet slowed enough to be declared over.
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