Dallas County Declines Ebola Disaster Declaration

October 20, 2014

Dallas County commissioners have decided to not issue a disaster declaration after Ebola has left a man from Liberia dead and two nurses infected.

Commissioners held an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon, but took no action on the proposal.

Instead, commissioners said they planned to provide written agreements to the 75 health care workers being monitored for Ebola, asking them to avoid public transportation and places.

Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed while visiting Dallas. He died Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Two nurses who treated Duncan contracted Ebola and remained hospitalized.

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