CDC: A Dozen Being Assessed for Ebola Exposure

The possible exposure took place in the CDC's Ebola research laboratory in Atlanta.

A doctor for tropical medicine wearing an isolation suit looks into a microscope during a demonstration for the media of ebola treatment capabilities at Station 59 at Charite hospital on August 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The specialized quarantine unit at Station 59 is among a handful of facilities in Germany nationwide that are capable of handling ebola cases. According to media reports a German medical student currently in Ruanda is showing signs of the disease, though should he in fact have ebola it is so far unclear whether he would be flown to Germany for treatment. The disease has so far claimed over 1,000 lives in western Africa in recent weeks.

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A lab technician was possibly exposed to the Ebola virus in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory in Atlanta, Ga., on Monday, and up to a dozen more scientists are now being assessed. 

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