Texas Releases Ebola Contact Estimate

October 2, 2014

“We are working from a list of about 100 potential or possible contacts and will soon have an official contact tracing number that will be lower. Out of an abundance of caution, we're starting with this very wide net, including people who have had even brief encounters with the patient or the patient's home. The number will drop as we focus in on those whose contact may represent a potential risk of infection.”

Carrie Williams, spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services

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State Health Department Media Contact: Carrie Williams, 512-776-7119, carrie.williams@dshs.state.tx.us

Last updated October 5, 2014