WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama has received an update about the latest developments on Ebola from his health secretary and his assistant for homeland security.
Seen through the window of his Oval Office, President Barack Obama talks with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell for an update on the new Ebola virus diagnosis in Dallas at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. (Image source: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Obama has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to move as quickly as possible in investigating the apparent breach of infection control procedures at the Texas hospital that had treated a Liberian man with the virus, the White House said.
Obama also is having federal authorities take more steps to ensure hospitals and health care providers are ready to follow proper procedures in dealing with an Ebola patient.
A female nurse in Texas has been infected with the virus despite wearing full protective gear as she interacted with now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan.