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CDC Dismisses Travel Ban on Ebola Nations After New Case

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The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rejected lawmakers’ calls to ban travelers from three West African nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak, arguing it could increase risks to Americans.

Confirmation that a Dallas health-care worker is infected after treating an Ebola patient who died has put a new focus on risks the virus will spread. Texas lawmakers led by Republican Representative Kenny Marchant are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to suspend U.S. visas from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people this year.