Officials Contact More People in Relation to U.S. Ebola Patient But Reassure Public on Containment
Public health officials work to quell fears about first case diagnosed in U.S.
As health officials are reportedly reaching out to as many as 100 people who had contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, public health experts are working to reassure the public that the virus would be contained—even as they expect more cases to enter the country.
"While it is very likely we will see more imported cases, it is too early to say if this will happen on a regular basis," said Jen Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
"Given the attention to this and precautions, [it is] unlikely to become a regular health occurrence, particularly if public health guidance is followed."