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October 16th, 2014
05:31 PM ET

Dallas mayor: We're planning for more Ebola patients

(CNN) – Dallas is preparing for more Ebola cases, says Mayor Mike Rawlings.

"I'm planning that we may have another case or two of this," Rawlings said in an interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Aside from the two infected nurses, the Dallas mayor said there are no other confirmed cases, but "to be effective at this point, you have to expect the worst."

The city is focused on 78 hospital workers that had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian patient who died of Ebola in Dallas last week, or with the two nurses.

"I've been working with the state and federal government to put together a plan that makes sure those people stay away from public areas, stay off of planes, make sure they stay out of the restaurants that they are in, they monitor with someone taking their temperature twice a day," said Rawlings.

For more of our interview with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, check out the video above.

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