Washington (AFP) – A Texas health care worker who treated a man who later died of Ebola has tested positive for the disease in a preliminary test, doctors said Sunday, the second person to be diagnosed with the illness on US soil.
“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
“We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”
The health care worker reported a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing, Texas health services said in a statement. It did not further identify the worker nor detail how exposure to the virus occurred.
The statement added: “Health officials have interviewed the patient and are identifying any contacts or potential exposures. People who had contact with the health care worker after symptoms emerged will be monitored based on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.”
The health care worker was from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the hospital which treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died on Wednesday.
4 thoughts on “Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola”
okay.. now everyone who runs a temperature a degree over 98.6 is a potential Ebola victim.
Not to mention anyone who sneezes, coughs, or God forbid….gets a bloody nose.
Do you remember the idiot who wrapped his entire house in Saran wrap because of the 9-11 anthrax scare? Expect more stupidity of this type from a million TV viewers.
Once again, THERE IS NO EBOLA IN DALLAS!!! IT’S ALL A HOAX!! I live in Dallas and deal with hundreds of people each day. It’s a joke. No one has it. It’s all a false flag drill and these assholes are nothing but actors and paid by our treasonous government to stir up unnecessary fear. It’s all bullshit, people. Everyone jokes about it because NO ONE in Dallas believes it. If it were so bad, half of Dallas would have Ebola by now, including myself.
Plus think about it. Why are some people wearing hazmat suits while others aren’t? Especially the hospital staff and government workers? It’s because it is all a Hollywood staged production! It’s NOT REAL!
Whatever the MSM is telling people, it’s all a lie. Come here and find out for yourselves. THERE IS NO EBOLA!
“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.”
Now we have not only the ‘offspring’ from the 1st “case”, but some new ones as well.