Second Ebola patient confirmed at Dallas hospital

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

October 15, 2014

A second health care worker who cared for an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital has contracted the virus, according to a report from CNN.

The worker, a woman who lives alone, was quickly moved into isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, according to the report. She was a member of a team who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola case who was treated at the hospital and died last week.

About 75 Seventy-five health care workers in Dallas are being monitored for any Ebola symptoms, according to the report. Also last week, 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham, who also treated Duncan, tested positive for Ebola, but reports say she is doing well.