Dallas Nurse Tests Positive for Ebola | October 12, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Photo:   Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A Dallas health worker who helped treat the Liberian man who died of Ebola last week has tested positive for the virus, according to state health officials. “We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, the Texas health commissioner. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”

The identity of the worker was not disclosed, though CNN confirmed she is a female nurse working at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died last week. The nurse, who is in stable condition, was isolated on Friday night when she reported a low-grade fever.

via The Daily Beast

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