US monitoring 76 people with possible contact to first Dallas Ebola patient

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where health care worker Nina Pham, is being treated for the Ebola virus is seen on Oct 14, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. -- PHOTO: AFP
The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where health care worker Nina Pham, is being treated for the Ebola virus is seen on Oct 14, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. -- PHOTO: AFP

ATLANTA (REUTERS): U.S. health officials said on Tuesday they are monitoring 76 people who may have come into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Duncan after he was hospitalized in Dallas.

The additional monitoring followed confirmation that a nurse caring for Duncan became infected with the deadly virus.

The U.S. Centres for Disease Control had already been tracking 48 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with Duncan before he was admitted to the hospital.