Second Dallas Health Worker Has Ebola
Another worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who helped care for Thomas Duncan has tested positive for Ebola.
The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said…
“Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored,” the health department said.
But the pool of contacts could be small, since Ebola can only be transmitted when an infected person shows symptoms. Less than a day passed between the onset of the worker’s symptoms and isolation at the hospital…
An official close to the situation says that in hindsight, Duncan should have been transferred immediately to either Emory University Hospital in Atlanta or Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Those hospitals are among only four in the country that have biocontainment units and have been preparing for years to treat a highly infectious disease like Ebola.[su_csky_ad]