CHICAGO (CBS) — As federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the mayor said it’s too early to grade the city’s response after a girl and an adult displayed some symptoms of the disease while flying from Liberia on separate flights to O’Hare International Airport.
However, he said the screening process in place at O’Hare and the city’s public health network appeared to handle the patients and their families the right way.
“They are identified on a plane, they were transported from a plane to a hospital, from the hospital to another hospital. That piece of every step, when you compare Dallas to this – the time used to learn what Dallas did wrong, and improve – it looks at this point quite effective,” the mayor said.