DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas says it will offer rooms for employees who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus.
Here is the statement released by the hospital Wednesday night:
With a second one of our health care workers now infected with the Ebola virus despite following recommended protection procedures, Texas Health Dallas is offering a room to any of our impacted employees who would like to stay here to avoid even the remote possibility of any potential exposure to family, friends and the broader public. We are doing this for our employees’ peace of mind and comfort. This is not a medical recommendation. We will make available to our employees who treated Mr. Duncan a room in a separate part of the hospital throughout their monitoring period.
We want to remind potentially affected employees that they are not contagious unless and until they demonstrate any symptoms, yet we understand this is a frightening situation for them and their families. We will be coordinating this effort with the county monitors who are already regularly checking on their temperatures for any sign of infection. The hospital will contact directly those being monitored to make arrangements.
We also ask our potentially affected employees to be the good citizens that we know they are by avoiding using public transportation or engaging in any activities that could potentially put others at risk.
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