Dallas County Commissioners are holding an emergency meeting Thursday to declare a state of disaster over “the potential for widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus.”

The declaration may assist officials in imposing new travel bans and restrictions on health care workers, especially those who may have cared for the late Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan.

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Dallas County Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins will sign a control order that will follow the minimum guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blocking those being monitored for Ebola symptoms from using public transportation, including buses and airliners. h/t gatewaypundit

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