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Wisconsin Hospital responds to a second American infected with Ebola

A health concern has officials in our state on high alert. The deadly Ebola outbreak has infected another American. This time it is a photo-journalist that was working in Africa with a well known doctor.

A photographer working with NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman in West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. He's now being flown back to the U.S. The 33-year-old was immediately quarantined and is now on his way home for treatment.

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Friday said restricting travel between the U.S. and West Africa would likely "backfire" and put Americans more at risk of contracting Ebola.

Appearing on MSNBC, Frieden was asked about potentially prohibiting air travel between the U.S. and West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak is most widespread. He said that such a restriction would likely be ineffective and would make it harder for health officials to root out the virus. more at url

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