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More U.S. cases expected

2 Oct, 2014

Health officials say it’s likely more people will travel to the U.S. carrying Ebola. Georgetown University Medical Center infectious disease specialist┬áJesse L. Goodman:

I would expect that so long as there is such a widespread epidemic in Africa, that even with good screening at the airports, etc., it’s possible there will be additional cases. This is a global public health emergency, and I think this indicates that.

The man identified as the first Ebola patient in the U.S. was incubating the disease when he traveled from Liberia to Dallas on Sept. 19-20, but he showed no symptoms while he was traveling, so his fellow travelers are not at risk.