Why Obama is refusing to issue travel restrictions on countries where Ebola is rampant is beyond me.
Texas health officials are monitoring as many as 80 people for Ebola after a man was diagnosed with the disease in Dallas, officials have told US media.
About 12-18 people, including five children, had contact with Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, who is in a serious condition in hospital.
The larger number includes individuals who had contact with those people.
Four of Mr Duncan’s relatives have been ordered to stay home and not receive visitors until 19 October.
In a statement, Texas health officials said a “strict public health control order is needed to ensure compliance”.
“This order gives us the ability to monitor the situation in the most meticulous way,” Dr David Lakey, Texas health commissioner, said.
Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman Erikka Neroes told CNN that about 80 people in the area – the patient’s contacts and people with whom they had contact – were being monitored for signs of the illness.