Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil, the governor of Texas has said.

At a news conference, Rick Perry said the children were being monitored "at home" for symptoms.

The patient went to a Dallas emergency room on Friday and explained he was visiting from Liberia, but was sent home with antibiotics.

Alastair Leithead reports on the search for people he came into contact with while infectious.

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