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Chicago Hospitalizes Two Travelers From Liberia


Chicago's infectious disease network has mobilized for the first time, transferring two O'Hare International Airport travelers from Liberia to hospitals for monitoring.  

One, a child, is in isolation in stable condition Wednesday at University of Chicago Medical Center after getting sick en route to O'Hare Tuesday.  
Officials say there have been no confirmed Ebola cases in Chicago and there's no threat to the public.  

Dr. David Ansell of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago says an adult traveler from Liberia brought there Tuesday evening was transferred out of the hospital's isolation unit and is in good condition.  
Ansell calls it ``a great drill for the system.''  

As of Monday, Homeland Security said 562 air travelers had been checked in airport screenings that started Oct. 11. None has had Ebola.

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