Health Worker in Texas Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola

by Bidita Debnath on  October 15, 2014 at 11:08 PM General Health News
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A second health worker at the Texas hospital, where the first case of Ebola contamination on US soil occurred has tested positive for the disease, reveals the state government.
 Health Worker in Texas Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola
Health Worker in Texas Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola

Like the first case, the second concerned a caregiver who treated a Liberian Ebola sufferer who later died at the Dallas hospital, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.

The second worker came down with a fever on Tuesday and was isolated at the hospital right away.

"Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored," the health department said in a statement.

Both of the health workers had cared for Ebola sufferer Thomas Duncan, who is thought to have contracted the disease while still in Liberia, and who died on October 8.

Source: AFP

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