The family of Amber Vinson, the second nurse who tested positive for Ebola in Dallas, said health officials had cleared her to fly recently even though she had expressed concerns.
An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks.
More than two dozen countries in Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere have instituted Ebola-related travel bans, but public health officials continued to insist Sunday that entry restrictions would do little to help prevent an outbreak on U.S. soil.
Republicans vented their frustration Sunday with the White House’s newly appointed Ebola czar, accusing President Obama of naming a spin doctor instead of a real doctor.
A lab worker who handled samples from the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. tested negative for the disease Sunday, after self-quarantining for seven days on a cruise ship, according to NBCNews.com.