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Ebola: CDC Seeks to ‘Immediately’ Change Hospital Procedures
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Hours after a Texas Health Presbyterian nurse tested positive for Ebola virus late Saturday, federal disease control experts joined front line providers at the Dallas hospital, working through the night, to “immediately” make changes “that could make it potentially safer and easier” to provide care at that hospital, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, MD, said Monday.

“That care is complex, and we’re now working very closely with the hospital to make that care simpler and easier with hands-on training, and hands-on oversight and monitoring,” as healthcare teams stay on the lookout for other workers who may have been infected in the course of caring for the hospital’s first Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8.