Brace for another Ebola patient in US: CDC chief

The head of the CDC told CNBC on Monday that while Ebola continues to spread in West Africa there’s a possibility that the U.S. will see another patient with the disease like the one in Dallas.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, who plans to brief President Barack Obama later Monday, refused to say on “Squawk Box” whether flights into the United States from the nations being hardest hit by the outbreak should be halted. He did say that we shouldn’t do anything that would make containing the disease there more difficult. He used the example of aid workers trying to get into the affected zone being held up by canceled flights.

The World Health Organization has not placed any restrictions on travel and has encouraged airlines to keep flying to the worst-hit countries. British Airways and other airlines have suspended some flights.

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Dan Mullin is an active writer and editor for the Pluto Daily who covered the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Mullin attended the Wake Forest School of Medicine before leaving to pursue his lifelong science goal of allowing humans to live forever via a computer/brain transfer.