Ebola Fear, Monitoring Eases For Some In Dallas

Ebola strain
Posted at 3:40 PM, Oct 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-24 13:38:16-04

DALLAS (AP) - The people closest to Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are trying to resume their lives now that they have come out of a 21-day incubation period without developing symptoms of the disease.

Youngor Jallah, the daughter of Duncan's fiancee, sent her children back to school Monday, with clearance from the Dallas County health department tucked in their backpacks.

Health officials say 43 of 48 people on an original watch list have passed the incubation period safely. Those include Jallah's mother, Louise Troh, who was planning to marry Duncan. Troh and others were evacuated from their apartment and most of their belongings were incinerated.

Officials say about 120 people who had close contact with Duncan and the two nurses who became infected with Ebola are now being monitored.

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10/20/2014 3:34:00 PM (GMT -4:00)