News that a health worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a commercial flight raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.
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The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms.
Two weeks after the first Ebola diagnosis on American soil, the Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Thomas Frieden says the organization should have sent a larger response team to insure the virus did not spread to anyone else.
The CDC said that one other person was in close contact with a Dallas nurse after her Ebola symptoms began to show. That person is now known to be an Alcon employee.
More than 80 people came together at Munger Place Church at a prayer meeting for the second Dallas Ebola patient Monday night.
Dallas nurse, Nina Pham, who has Ebola was given plasma to fight the virus taken from the blood of a doctor who beat the disease.
They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.
News that a nurse caring for the nation’s first Ebola patient has now contracted the disease has other North Texas hospitals reviewing procedures and providing additional training. But, officials with Dallas’ Parkland hospital say their staffers are not panicking.
One day after the Center For Disease Control confirmed Nina Pham, 26, has Ebola, her father told CBS 11 News she’s “in fine spirits.”
Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times.”
A hazardous materials crew began decontaminating the residence of a Dallas woman Sunday afternoon who’s the first known person to have contracted Ebola in the U.S.