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Cautious optimism in Dallas as 43 people declared 'Ebola free'
Cautious optimism in Dallas as 43 people declared 'Ebola free'

Dallas County officials on Monday expressed relief with the end of Ebola monitoring for most of the first group of 48 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the virus on Oct. 8. “Today is a milestone day, it’s a hurdle that we need to get over,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a morning briefing. Duncan, 42, was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sept. 28, and the group began their 21-day monitoring soon after, including daily visits from public health workers who took their temperatures daily and checked for other symptoms of the deadly virus. Two nurses have since been diagnosed — Nina Pham, 26, and Amber Vinson, 29...

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