Just 18% of Calls to CDC About Ebola Merit Investigation; White House Ebola Czar To Step Down in March
A significant majority of calls to CDC from health workers about potential Ebola cases were false alarms, according to a CDC report released Friday. The researchers found that of the clinical inquiries regarding 650 U.S. individuals, 18% had symptoms or other signs that were consistent with the Ebola virus or a risk factor that justified further investigation. Meanwhile, White House Ebola czar Ron Klain is expected to leave his position by March 1, 2015. He will return to the private sector in his previous jobs as president of Case Holdings and general counsel to the investment firm Revolution.
- "CDC Report: Ebola Reports Rarely Panned Out" (Stobbe, AP/Washington Times, 12/5).
- "Ebola Czar To Step Down by March" (Cama, The Hill, 12/6).