Gist: And the EBOLA USA Continues - US. Dallas Health worker contracts Ebola  (Read 3318 times)

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Looks like Ebola has relocated to the US. A health worker who helped in the treatment of Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died on Wednesday October 8th, at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, has contracted the disease.

Dallas state health officials released a statement today revealing the first case of Ebola transmission in the US

    "We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility. We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.” Texas health commissioner. Dr. David Lakey said

The worker has been isolated since Friday night October 10th but his/her identity has not disclosed.  Linda

President Barack Obama asked the CDC to act Quickly to Stop Ebola in USA
by flukky01 « Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 06:59:15 AM »

 Health officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who provided care to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear.

Tests confirmed the first known case of Ebola transmitted in the nation, raising questions about assurances by health officials here that the disease will be contained and any American hospital should be able to treat it.

Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Sunday that there had been a breach of protocol that led the worker to become infected while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, but officials are not sure what went wrong. Duncan, who traveled from Liberia to visit family, did not get sick until he arrived in the U.S. He died Wednesday

The worker, who has not been identified, has not been able to point to how the breach might have occurred.

President Barack Obama asked the CDC to move as quickly as possible to investigate the incident, the White House said.


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