Ebola: Second Texas Health Worker Tests Positive

A second health worker at a Texas hospital where a man died of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD has tested positive for the diseases, according to a news report on skynews.com. The unnamed member of staff reported they had a fever on Tuesday and was immediately isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, United States of America, USA.

The health worker is the second person to have treated Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who died on 8 October. Nina Pham, who reported to be in stable condition, has been in isolation at the Dallas hospital since Friday.

The nurse has since received a plasma transfusion donated by Dr. Kent Brantley, the first American to return to the US from Liberia to be treated for Ebola. The Texas Department of State Health Services said officials were identifying anybody who may have had contact with the newly-infected health worker.

“Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored,” a statement said. “The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.”

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