Ebola Virus
COBB COUNTY, Ga.
— An inmate at the Cobb County Jail is reportedly being test for Ebola. WSB-TV reports that the man told jail officials he recently traveled to Africa after developing a fever while in custody. He was arrested overnight and charged with DUI. The jail did stop accepting inmates for a time but that ban has been lifted, WGCL-TV reports. The unnamed prisoner was transferred to another medical facility, according to WGCL. The first Ebola diagnosis in the nation has raised concerns about whether the disease that has killed 3,300 people in West Africa could spread in the U.S. Federal health officials say they are confident they can keep it in check. Texas health officials expanded their efforts to contain the virus, reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had direct contact with Thomas Eric Duncan or someone close to him. More