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    Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
    12 October 2014

    A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for dying Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested positive for the virus after a preliminary test, officials said early Sunday. If confirmed, it would be the first known transmission of the disease in the United States. Confirmatory testing of the second case on U.S. soil will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the statement from the Texas Department of State Health Services said.

    The worker reported a fever late Friday and was isolated and referred for testing. "We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility," said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. "We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread." The statement added that people who had contact with the health care worker after symptoms emerged "will be monitored based on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus."

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    Yesterdays fear has become today's reality. The Ebola virus has now been transmitted within the United States.


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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Yesterdays fear has become today's reality. The Ebola virus has now been transmitted within the United States.
    Sounds like karma for the hospital, as they screwed up the initial diagnosis for Duncan due to their incompetence.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Sounds like karma for the hospital, as they screwed up the initial diagnosis for Duncan due to their incompetence.
    Ummmm, the vast vast majority of people who come to the hospital with flu symptoms, don't have ebola.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Sounds like karma for the hospital, as they screwed up the initial diagnosis for Duncan due to their incompetence.
    More reports are coming out that we are not prepared for this virus. I guess this was inevitable.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Ummmm, the vast vast majority of people who come to the hospital with flu symptoms, don't have ebola.
    He told them at intake that he had been in Liberia - a rather obvious clue that was ignored.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    More reports are coming out that we are not prepared for this virus. I guess this was inevitable.
    With all of our power and might we are never prepared - it is quite pathetic.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    He told them at intake that he had been in Liberia - a rather obvious clue that was ignored.
    That still doesn't mean that you assume they have ebola. From what I understand, he lied on the forms that were required, in order to fly here. If someone has flown here, and lied on the paperwork in order to do so, why would a doctor (or nurse) assume that he was here under false pretenses?
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    With all of our power and might we are never prepared - it is quite pathetic.
    Well, frankly, I'd be okay with stopping all immigration, but that isn't gonna happen.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Sounds like karma for the hospital, as they screwed up the initial diagnosis for Duncan due to their incompetence.
    I am going to assume that the hospital you work for would not show that level of incompetence. Is that correct doctor?

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Being flawed is being human and for that fact alone ebola could wipe out millions. Countries are making policies without knowing 100% of the facts on this killer. The formula for disaster is in place.

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