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Amber Vinson Ebola Nina Pham Thomas Eric Duncan

Monitoring of patients inconsistent

18 Oct, 2014

Officials say monitoring of the virus’s potential spread has been inconsistent. In one example, Dallas County chief executive Judge Jenkins told Texas Health Presbyterian to change its system so that workers who had treated Duncan were to stop seeing any patients other than Pham. The next day, the CDC allowed Vinson to fly on a commercial airliner. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, a doctor who did his residency in Dallas:

I don’t think the directions provided to people at first were as clear as they needed to be, and there have been changes in the instructions given to people over time.