The head of the nation's largest nurses union lashed out at the Centers for Disease Control on Monday after the agency said a breach in protocol caused a Dallas nurse to become infected with Ebola.
What's desperately needed is proper training for health-care workers, Deborah Burger, co-president of National Nurses United, told CNBC.
"We're very, very outraged and angry they're blaming the nurse, again blaming the patient, for the spread of the disease, when we have been calling all along for better training and education," Burger said in an interview with "Power Lunch."
Dr. Thomas Friedan, the director of the CDC, made the comment during a news conference Sunday. On Monday, he apologized and said he felt terrible that a health worker had contracted the disease.