October 12, 2014 6:58 am -

A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. The worker helped care of Thomas Duncan, the first diagnosed case in the U.S, who recently died from the disease.

[su_center_ad]CNN reports:

A healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the state’s health agency said.

Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The employee helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Duncan died on Wednesday.

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“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said in a statement Sunday morning.

“We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”



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14 responses to Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

  1. Obewon October 12th, 2014 at 7:13 am

    U.S. airports start Ebola screenings with no physical contact infrared temperature sensors. The HC worker infection begins another 21 day quarantine in Dallas. Deceased patient Duncan’s girlfriend and housemates will be all clear from Ebola infection on 10/19/14. They remain under observation for an extra ten days until 10/29/14.

    • Dwendt44 October 12th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Odd, that a medical person would get the disease while the family seems to have been cleared. I’m guessing that that medical person was NOT properly dressed for Ebola patients.

  2. Tommy6860 October 12th, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Just read this news on MSN. Reading the comments, the predictable bigots are not concerned with the virus, rather claiming it’s the gov’s and Obama’s fault. A (so called) nurse compared this to the AIDS epidemic and she predicted this would happen. I wouldn’t want her nursing me if i were hospitalized. Still though, I think the hospital is mostly at fault for allowing Duncan (the man who came back from Liberia) to leave the hospital after he was diagnosed with a fever. It is a hard virus to spread, so the action they need to take is obvious.

  3. William October 12th, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Meanwhile over at the fair and balanced network.

  4. neworleans878 October 12th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Walking Dead premiers 4th or 5th season tonight.
    Co inc e dinc? I think not.


    Seriously, if this virus lays us low as a nation, we are definitely not exceptional.

  5. mea_mark October 12th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    We need a national push to expand medicaid in Texas so that everyone can get into see doctors when they get sick. If Ebola gets out in Texas and spreads because people can’t see a doctor, this will be the republicans fault. This can be circumvented by a strong push nationally to get Davis elected and immediately expanding medicaid. Republican mismanagement in Texas needs to be replaced for the security of the nation. Everyone needs to be able to see a doctor so infectious diseases don’t spread in a modern day world with so many people. The republicans are fighting this and they are wrong, dead wrong.

    • edmeyer_able October 12th, 2014 at 9:38 am

      According to

      margaret stuart md @marstu67 · 42m42 minutes ago
      Dallas: Medical records reveal Ebola test for Eric Turner not ordered for two days after hospital admission. four days after symptom onse

      • mea_mark October 12th, 2014 at 9:42 am

        Republican leadership is a disaster in Texas. We need leadership that cares about the health of it’s citizens, not leadership that wants to deny people healthcare and over regulate who can get it and why.

  6. edmeyer_able October 12th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    There are conflicting reports on whether or not this new case was wearing protective equipment or not when they came into contact w/Duncan.

  7. mea_mark October 12th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    It look like somebody made a big mistake, Texas, go figure.

  8. tiredoftea October 12th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”, he added, “We have reached out to all mega-church pastors to ask that they collect donations from their members so we can set up a prayer chain and pray Ebola away.”

  9. edmeyer_able October 12th, 2014 at 11:14 am

    25 years ago when I was involved w/asbestos removal we were video’d for a permanent record of how we proceeded. It may be a good idea to do the same thing from here on out so if anyone is infected in the future a error in protocol maybe identified.

    • mea_mark October 12th, 2014 at 11:19 am

      That is a good idea.

      • edmeyer_able October 12th, 2014 at 11:21 am

        I would have thought they were doing this already….IDK