First Ebola transmission in U.S.: Texas healthcare worker tests positive

The Muslim Times Tagline: Ebola is here to show the Muslims, Christians, Jews and others that we are all one and in same boat. May God keep us safe. Ameen!

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(CNN) — A healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the state’s health agency said.

Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The employee helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Duncan died on Wednesday.

Are U.S. hospitals ready for Ebola?

“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said in a statement Sunday morning.

“We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”

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