Sunday, October 12, 2014

Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

A healthcare worker in Texas who helped treat Liberian traveler Thomas Duncan has tested positive for ebola.  From Bizpac Review:
In a statement released to the media Sunday, the Texas Department of State Health Services said the worker has been in isolation since reporting a fever on Friday. While the positive results are only preliminary, if they are confirmed, it would mark the first case of the deadly disease actually spread through contact in the United States.
“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” Texas Health Commissioner Dr. David Lakey said in the statement. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”
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