The director of the Centers for Disease Control believes positive steps have been taken in the fight against Ebola as the latest patient, NBC News freelancer Ashoka Mukpo, arrives in the United States for treatment.
"We are seeing signs of progress,'' Dr. Thomas Frieden told Matt Lauer on TODAY Monday. "CDC has now trained more than 4,000 health workers in Africa, [and] we're training people in this country."
More from Frieden:
- On the condition of Dallas patient Thomas Duncan: "Our hopes and prayers are with him. We recognize this is a critical time for him and for his family."
- On monitoring the 48 people who had contact with Duncan: "Their temperatures are being taken directly by outreach staff from health departments in Texas,'' he said. "In addition, their locations are known, and if any of them might slip out, that's being addressed appropriately by authorities in Texas."