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CDC 'confident' U.S. won't experience Ebola outbreak

The U.S. should not have to worry about a massive Ebola outbreak here in the states, Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Sunday.

"I remain quite confident we will not have a widespread outbreak," he said on ABC's This Week. "We will stop it in its tracks."

Compared to West Africa, he added, the U.S. has strict procedures in place to monitor, isolate, and treat potential cases of Ebola. That should ensure that any cases of Ebola in the U.S. are swiftly contained before the virus can spread, he said.

Last week, the CDC confirmed a patient at a Dallas hospital had tested positive for Ebola. It was the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S., though several Americans have been diagnosed overseas. --Jon Terbush