Texas doctor's family under 21-day fever watch

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — State health officials say the family of an American doctor infected with the Ebola virus is under a 21-day fever watch, but it's believed they had no contact with anyone with the deadly disease.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday the agency interviewed Amber Brantly and her two children, ages 3 and 5, in the past couple of days and determined they hadn't been exposed to an infected person.

Carrie Williams said "there is no need for isolation at this point" for them.

Amber Brantly's husband, Dr. Kent Brantly, is in a Liberian hospital receiving treatment.

Williams stressed that people aren't contagious until they show symptoms, and the doctor's family left Liberia days before he got sick.

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