Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, October 2
This is the Ebola virus. Are U.S. hospitals ready for it?
October 2nd, 2014
02:08 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, October 2

The Dallas Ebola case raises questions about U.S. hospital readiness. The director of the Secret Service steps down. And a life sentence for a Florida man convicted of killing a teenager over loud music.

It's Thursday, and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. EBOLA

Ready or not: Are U.S. hospitals prepared for Ebola? The Dallas hospital treating the first person diagnosed with the virus on American soil made some mistakes. The man was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia - one of several African nations experiencing an outbreak. "It was a mistake. They dropped the ball," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "Hopefully this will never happen again." The CDC has been emphasizing the need for a travel history when diagnosing patients. The consequences of that mistake? We don't know yet.

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