Worker at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, immediately isolated after reporting a fever

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control, Tom Frieden, updates reporters on the latest developments involving the Ebola virus in Texas. Photograph: UPI/Landov/Barcroft

A second Texas healthcare worker who treated the first patient in the US to be diagnosed with Ebola has tested positive for the virus, the department of state health services has said.

The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, was immediately isolated after reporting a fever on Tuesday.

“Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored,” the department said.

Read more at The Guardian

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