10 people at highest risk of exposure to Dallas Ebola patient under isolation

A hazmat team arrives to clean a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, in Dallas, Texas on Oct 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
A hazmat team arrives to clean a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, in Dallas, Texas on Oct 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

DALLAS (REUTEERS) - Ten people deemed to have been at the highest risk of exposure to an Ebola patient in Dallas are now under isolation while they are being closely monitored, local officials said.

All 10, a number down sharply from the 100 initially feared to have had direct or indirect contact with the Ebola-infected Liberian man, are cooperating with public health authorities by keeping themselves quarantined without orders, Dallas city and county officials said at a news conference on Friday.

The 10 include four relatives of the patient who were just moved to an undisclosed location, the officials said.