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.
A contractor for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is livid that his supervisor forced him to remove a mask and gloves he wore to work Wednesday.
A second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday from Texas to a specialized hospital isolation unit in Atlanta that has already treated three Americans with the virus.
Despite the latest case of an Ebola infected person traveling out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, there are few visible changes in how workers are treating passengers there.
In a matter of weeks, Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian hospital has become the epicenter of the nation’s Ebola crisis.
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.