Lawmaker: 'False assumptions' on Ebola

Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks at a news conference, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. A Texas health care worker, who was in full protective gear when providing hospital care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died, has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition. (AP Photo/John Amis)WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials in the United States made “false assumptions” about the country’s level of preparedness to handle Ebola cases here, a Republican House chairman charged Thursday, as the officials prepared to defend their response at a congressional hearing.

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