Officials: 100 ‘potential contacts’ linked to Dallas Ebola patient

DALLAS, TX – The number of “contact traces” for a man diagnosed with Ebola earlier this week in Dallas has risen to 100, officials say, as they add secondary contacts to a list of people being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus. Earlier today, Erikka Neros, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Health and Human Services department, said the number of “contact traces” stood at about 80 because the 12 to 18 people known to have been directly exposed to the patient then had contact with others. Hours later, a spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services said officials were “working from a list of about 100 potential or possible contacts.