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Volunteers from the Red Cross deliver blankets and other supplies to a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, on October 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Volunteers from the Red Cross deliver blankets and other supplies to a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, on October 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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There are new questions about protocol for decontaminating the residence where Thomas Eric Duncan, the first confirmed patient with Ebola in the United States, was staying.

Photos of health officials not wearing protective gear as they left the Dallas apartment where Duncan stayed have raised questions about public health plans to prevent the spread of the virus.

In addition, a man who hosed down Duncan's vomit outside the apartment building and delivery people who brought food to the apartment — where people who were in contact with Duncan have been quarantined — also were not wearing protective gear.

Meanwhile a haz mat clean up crew is at the apartment, tasked with clearing out contaminated items, such as bed sheets and towels.

Eric Aasen of KERA tells Here & Now host Robin Young about what we know about the apartment decontamination and the implementation of public health procedures.

Guest

  • Eric Aasen, digital news editor at KERA. He tweets @aasen.

This segment aired on October 3, 2014.

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