Questions are being asked in the US about how the ebola virus managed to break out of hospital quarantine in Dallas, where a health worker who treated Thomas Duncan, who died last week, has fallen ill.
The newly-infected person’s home has been disinfected and anyone who has had contact is being traced.
“We’re going to spray a chemical to help kill, or that will kill everything that it touches exactly,” said HazMat cleaner Brad Smith.
In faraway Massachusetts a hospital is monitoring the condition of a man who has been admitted after recently returning from Liberia with ebola-like symptoms.
The media is starting to worry that fortress America has been breached, and the authorities in Texas are furiously denying they have failed to correctly apply medical protocols.
JFK airport in New York has begun screening arrivals from ebola-hit countries despite most experts warning only screening at point of departure is effective.
Chicago, Washington, and Atlanta airports will follow suit.