Officials work to decontaminate the apartment of the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola.
(Photo: Maj. Max Geron, Dallas Police Department)
A second person involved in the care of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has contracted the disease. The news follows a scathing report by a nurses union that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had "no protocol" in place to care for Duncan.
usatoday.com - by Rick Jervis and Doug Stanglin - October 15, 2014
DALLAS — A second hospital worker who helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for the disease, prompting local officials to warn Wednesday that more cases "is a real possibility."
The unidentified health-care worker, who was described as a woman who lived alone without pets, reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
At an early morning news conference, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said he could not rule out more cases among 75 other hospital staffers who cared for Duncan and were being monitored by the CDC.