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NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — New York City is offering specialized Ebola training to those who could be at the front lines if the deadly virus were found in the country's largest city.

Officials with Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration tell The Associated Press they are convening a meeting of city workers on Monday. Firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and nurses will be among those in attendance.

Officials will brief the workers on the city's strategy to handle any Ebola cases.

A union leader said the meeting was crucial because the city workers would be those "in harm's way."

Two nurses at a Dallas hospital have been diagnosed with Ebola after treating a man who died of the virus there. No other cases have been confirmed.

Sunday marked the last day of the monitoring period for 48 people Thomas Eric Duncan came into contact with after entering the U.S.

Duncan died at the Dallas hospital where he was being treated. The four dozen people being monitored have been given the all clear.

"Thankfully, they're all asymptomatic," Judge Clay Jenkins said. "And it looks like none of them will get Ebola."

About 50 more people from the Texas Hospital have volunteered to limit their travel until officials can be sure they don't have the disease.

One lab worker who might have handled Duncan's specimens caused a small scare last week when she boarded a cruise ship bound for Belize.

The U.S. Coast Guard sent a helicopter to collect blood samples from the Carnival Cruise Ship Magic.

On Sunday, she was back in the U.S., symptom-free, but hundreds of passengers question why the CDC let her travel in the first place.

 

 

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