The elation of Dallas health care worker Nina Pham’s loved ones reached new heights after she was declared Ebola free.
Texas’ Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey says the CDC’s initial guidelines for personal protective gear worn by healthcare workers this month were inadequate.
Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday afternoon announced his plans for a fully equipped and trained Ebola containment facility, and it is located in Richardson.
For more than a week, people have seen the outside of apartments belonging to Amber Vinson and Nina Pham, the nurses who tested positive for the Ebola virus.
Health officials released new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. Health workers have pushed for new standards since two Dallas nurses were diagnosed with the disease.
When a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy started feeling ill with possible Ebola symptoms, he did not rush to the nearest hospital. He chose to go to an urgent care clinic.
On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘Ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive verbal screening questionnaire.
Two workers with DART have been sent home for connections to individuals who are either carrying the Ebola virus, or have been exposed to those carrying the virus.
A health care worker who may have handled an Ebola patient’s fluid specimens at a hospital in Dallas is now quarantined with her husband on a cruise ship near Belize.
Dallas County’s top public health epidemiologist confirmed Thursday that she spent time at Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan’s beside and that she is among those potentially exposed to the virus.
CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden testified that, despite the latest incidents, “we remain confident that our public health and health care systems can prevent an Ebola outbreak.”
Three schools south of Waco are closed on Thursday, and a North Texas student has been told to stay home, after Ebola concerns related to patient Amber Vinson.