Dominating coverage this week is the news that two healthcare workers, who treated Ebola patient Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, have contracted the virus.
One of the individuals, Amber Vinson, recently flew from Cleveland to Dallas. Before boarding the plane, Vinson contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alerting officials that she had a slightly elevated temperature; despite this, she was permitted to fly.
In response, the CDC said it is considering adding other healthcare workers from the Texas hospital to a no-fly list and also lowering the fever threshold indicating a possible sign of Ebola.
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing examining the public health response to the Ebola outbreak, with Dr. Frieden, Director of the CDC, as one of the witnesses.
Question of the week: Given these developments, what is your confidence level in the CDC to contain the spread of Ebola in the United States?
( ) Confident.
( ) Somewhat confident.
( ) Not confident.
( ) I donâ€™t know.
( ) Other.
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Find the results of last weekâ€™s InstaPoll here.
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