Residents place roadblocks on the street to demand faster removal of dead bodies infected with Ebola virus in the Aberdeen district of Freetown, Sierra Leone, October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Josephus Olu-Mammah
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A second health care worker in Texas tested positive for Ebola, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as concerns mounted worldwide over the possibility that airplane travelers could be exposed to the virus.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert for all passengers who traveled on an Oct. 13 flight from Cleveland, Ohio, to Texas, seeking to interview 132 people who flew on a plane with an Ebola-infected health care worker who had not yet become symptomatic.The second person infected with Ebola on U.S. soil was, like the first, a hospital caregiver for a Liberian Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died in Dallas on Oct. 8 .The CDC is monitoring 75 other health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for any signs of Ebola.In Liberia, health workers late Tuesday ended a two-day strike to secure risk pay for Ebola, saying that they put their country's needs first following global appeals to end the protest.Ninety-five Liberian health workers have died so far in the epidemic and their colleagues were seeking compensation for the risk of dealing with Ebola.
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