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A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

The worker also treated a man who died from the virus.

The emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated.
The emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated.
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THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT of State Health Services says that a second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has tested positive for the disease.

The department says in the statement emailed early Wednesday and posted on its website that the worker reported a fever yesterday and was immediate isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

It says a preliminary Ebola test was conducted late yesterday at a state public health lab in Austin, Texas, and confirmatory testing will be conducted at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The statement says the health care worker, who wasn’t identified, was interviewed to identify any contacts or potential exposures.

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