October 15th, 2014
07:14 AM ET

Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, health officials said Wednesday - casting further doubt on the hospital's ability to handle Ebola and protect employees.

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said.

The preliminary Ebola test was done late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and the results came back around midnight. A second test will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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  1. Anonymous

    Why did is Ebola being handled in the way it is? It seems to be that this could possibly be another one of the government planned ideas. The plan may have been to bring it to the U.S.and somehow spread it, but in a realistic way. The world as we know it today is not always out friends as they perceive to be.

    October 15, 2014 at 10:49 am | Reply

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