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U.S. Records 68 Ebola Investigations; American Doctor Recovers From Disease, To Be Released From Hospital

News outlets report on how U.S. health care facilities are handling Ebola scares and the status of an American physician who recovered from the disease.

ABC News: U.S. Hospitals Have Had 68 Ebola Scares, CDC Says
“American hospitals and state labs have handled at least 68 Ebola scares over the last three weeks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitals in 27 states alerted the CDC of the possible Ebola cases out of an abundance of caution amid the growing outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone…” (Lupkin, 8/20).

Reuters: U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug
“An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the U.S. hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said. Kent Brantly was given ZMapp, a drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak and produced by U.S.-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical…” (Bavier, 8/21).