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Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden will face a Congressional panel today over how the CDC has handled Ebola. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden will face a Congressional panel today over how the CDC has handled Ebola. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Dr. Tom Frieden, who has led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2009, is being called before a Congressional committee this afternoon to answer questions about how the CDC has handled Ebola in the U.S.

Two nurses in Dallas who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in the U.S., also contracted the virus.

Frieden will also have to explain why a CDC official gave one of the nurse clearance to travel by plane from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday night, a day before she tested positive for Ebola, even though she had a fever of 99.5 degrees.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks to NPR Congressional reporter Juana Summers about what to expect.

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This segment aired on October 16, 2014.

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