CDC: Employee possibly exposed to Ebola

CDC: Employee possibly exposed to Ebola

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee has been flown back to the U.S. after possibly being exposed to Ebola in West Africa. (Source: CNN) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee has been flown back to the U.S. after possibly being exposed to Ebola in West Africa. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the health of one of its staff members after they were exposed to an international health worker in West Africa who tested positive for Ebola.

According to the CDC, the staff member returned to the U.S. on a charter flight, as scheduled, from their assignment.

The CDC says the employee was in close proximity to the ill person, but had "low-risk contact" and is reported to be healthy and has no symptoms.

The staff member won't be quarantined, but will be monitored for 21 days.

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