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October 2nd, 2014
05:54 AM ET

U.S. Ebola Case: Fear, Frustration Grow

America's first diagnosed Ebola victim is contained, but three things are still spreading: fear, frustration and the search for his contacts.

While Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, some parents are scared to take their kids to the school that his girlfriend's children attended.

Others are upset at the hospital where Duncan first sought care, which sent him home and raised the possibility he could infect others for at least two additional days.

As the search continues for those Duncan had contact with, here's the latest on how the case is affecting others:

'I just got scared'

Duncan was in Dallas visiting his girlfriend, Liberian community leader Stanley Gaye said.

Among the people he came in contact with, Gaye said: his girlfriend's five children.

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said the patient came in contact with five students who attended four different schools in the area.

Sam Tasby Middle School is one of those schools.

"I just got scared because I thought that that kid came to that school and probably got contact with him," said Nellie Catalan, whose child attends the school.

"I know it doesn't get (spread) by the air, but you never know."

More than 3,500 students attend the four schools. Each is getting cleaned and sanitized over the next few days.

Student Denise Trujillo said she's still worried.

"I don't feel like going to school tomorrow," she said.

While the five students who were near Duncan are staying home and being monitored, their schools will remain open.

See more on this developing story on CNN.com

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November 19th, 2013
06:44 AM ET

After The Storm: Midwesterners Try to Recover After String of Deadly Tornadoes

Now the long, arduous road to recovery begins.

Hundreds of families in the Midwest must find a way to rebuild their lives after 76 reported tornadoes destroyed almost everything they had.

Here are some of those accounts – stories of those who survived, those who didn't, and those left devastated by the twisters.

Amy Tippin and her two boys survived the tornado that tore through New Minden, Illinois, by huddling in a creek bed. When it passed, she rushed next door to look for her grandparents.

She found her grandmother, 78-year-old Frances Hoy, under a pile of rubble.

"She just kept saying, 'Get me out, get me out," Tippin tearfully recalled to CNN affiliate KSDK. "I just was holding her. I told her how much I loved her."

Hoy didn't make it.

Neither did Hoy's brother, 80-year-old Joseph Hoy. His body was found in a field about 100 yards from the decimated home the siblings shared.

"They'd do anything for you," neighbor Bill Funke told the Belleville News-Democrat.

"They were friendly, outgoing and really liked exotic animals," he told the paper.

In addition to the Hoys, the storms claimed the lives of four other people in Illinois and two in Michigan.

In Washington, Illinois, the body of 51-year-old Steve Neubauer was found near his home, Tazewell County officials said.

And three people in Massac County - Kathy George, 58; Robert Harmon, 56; and Scholitta Burrus, 63 - were killed when the storm struck southern Illinois.

In Perry, Michigan, 59-year-old Phillip Smith was found dead, tangled in live power lines. Officials said a 21-year-old man was killed in Jackson County, but didn't release his name.

See more at CNN.com 

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