Brown Tells CDC That He Wants Team Of Infection Workers Available For Ohio

WBNS

Sen. Sherrod Brown has told the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that they need to be ready to provide a team of infection experts in Ohio after news that a second nurse in Dallas tested positive for Ebola after spending nearly a week in Northeast Ohio.

"The CDC must dedicate immediate resources to organize monitoring services in Northeast Ohio," Brown told WBNS-10TV. "This includes close coordination with Ohio health officials and medical facilities, tracking and monitoring of Ohioans who may have been in contact with the patient, and the readying and potential deployment of infection experts to Ohio."

Brown today sent the request in a letter to both CDC Director Thomas Frieden and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

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