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Md. caregivers seek more training, protection after Ebola spreads to 2 Texas nurses
Md. caregivers seek more training, protection after Ebola spreads to 2 Texas nurses

When a Liberian man brought Ebola to Dallas late last month, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden boldly predicted that the U.S. would "stop it in its tracks." But the spread of the virus to two nurses who cared for the man raises new questions about how prepared caregivers are to treat and corral the virus. As officials investigate how the nurses contracted Ebola, despite safety guidelines, caregivers in Maryland are examining whether they have the training and equipment to protect themselves should the virus travel here. Doctors and nurses who are used to taking precautions around patients with infectious diseases but unfamiliar with Ebola are seeking extra instruction on...

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