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Travel ban for Texas health care workers in Ebola case

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Now, Texas health officials have banned all person having entered the room of any first Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital refrain from travel ling in public transport, including planes ship, buses or trains, or visit groceries, departmental stores, restaurants or movie theaters for a minimum of 21 days, when the risks of Ebola have completely diminished.

The instructions, issued by the Texas Department of State Health Service late Thursday, cover more than 70 health workers involved in providing care for Thomas Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first patient to test positive for Ebola in the United States.

A timeline released Friday by a congressional committee shows that five hours after Duncan first went to the hospital with a fever and other symptoms, he was released Sept. 26 about 3:30 a.m., just 35 minutes after his temperate jumped to 103 degrees.

The timeline, one of two released by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, reflects that nurses did not obtain the travel history. And one nurse did note that Duncan had arrived from Africa but didn’t attach any significance to the disclosure

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