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10 CDC staffers sent to Texas for Ebola probe

October 1, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a 10-person team has arrived in Dallas to help investigate the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States.

CDC officials said in a statement Wednesday that three senior scientists, five epidemic intelligence service officers, a public health adviser and a communications officer have been sent from Atlanta to Dallas to work with local and state officials.

Officials say the CDC experts will help Texas authorities find, assess and help anyone who came into contact with the patient between the time he started showing symptoms and the time he was placed in isolation.

Officials say the team is interviewing the patient and close contacts to get more details on his travel history and more.

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