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Ebola: CDC Offers Rapid Response to Hospitals
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As a second healthcare worker in Texas tested positive for Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it will put a team on the ground at any U.S. hospital with a confirmed Ebola infection case “within hours.”

“I’ve thought often about it,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden during a Tuesday afternoon news conference. “I wish we had put a team like this on the ground the day the first patient (Thomas Eric Duncan) was diagnosed. “That might have prevented infection” of Texas Health Presbyterian nurse Nina Pham and a second, identified female healthcare worker, who provided some of Duncan’s intensive care.