4 relatives of Ebola patient ordered to stay home

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas health officials have ordered four close family members of the Ebola patient in Dallas to stay in their home, and they’ve posted law enforcement outside to be sure.

Federal and Texas health officials are reaching out to about 100 people to determine if they have had contact with the Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas.

But Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden says they’ve only identified a handful of individuals so far who may really have been exposed and therefore will be monitored.

Texas state health commissioner David Lakey says the unusual step with the four relatives was so health officials could do the necessary monitoring, including checking them for fevers over the next 21 days.

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