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"We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread."
originally posted by: Shana91aus
Wow this is really bad! So considering it was at the same hospital as Duncan, was it someone who was treating him then?? Maybe now they will realise hazmat gear is NOT going to help them from being infected. This is bad i really hope that person hasn't been going about their daily life spreading it!
A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test at the state public health laboratory in Austin. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
The health care worker reported a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing. The preliminary test result was received late Saturday.
"We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility," said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. "We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread."
Who did this person touch? How many stores did she visit?! What about the family?
“Few places in the world are better equipped” to deal with the virus, Perry said, noting that Texas is one of only 13 states certified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct diagnostic Ebola testing. Perry said this particular case was “serious,” but told the public to “rest assured—our system is working as it should.”
Dr. David Lakey, the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said Texas has been preparing for the arrival of the virus since “the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.” Lakey said the hospital has dedicated “a whole ward” and “a whole team” to the care of the infected individual. “This is not West Africa,” Lakey said. The chances of the disease being spread here, he said, are “very, very, very small.”
originally posted by: Elton
a reply to: LadyLurker
The hospital is full of sick people!