Texas Health Worker Tests Positive for Ebola, Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Thomas E. Duncan patient, Ten of 48 people monitored considered high risk
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From the NY Times October 12, 2014.
“Texas Health Worker Tests Positive for Ebola”
“A health care worker here who helped treat the Liberian man who died last week of the Ebola virus has tested positive for the disease in a preliminary test, state health officials said Sunday.
“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, the Texas health commissioner. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”
The worker, who was not identified, was an employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Thomas E. Duncan, died last week.
The health care worker reported a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing. Officials interviewed the worker and were identifying “any contacts or potential exposures,” the statement read.”
“Ten of the 48 people were considered high risk, including seven health care workers, Mr. Duncan’s fiancee, Louise Troh, and two other relatives and community members, all of whom were confirmed to have contact with Mr. Duncan. The other 38 are considered low risk, and include people who may or may not have had any direct or indirect contact. The low-risk group included health-care workers who drew or processed Mr. Duncan’s blood at the hospital as well as a homeless man who rode in the ambulance that took Mr. Duncan to the hospital after the vehicle dropped him off but before it was taken out of service and disinfected.”