We’re trying our best to keep you updated on the Ebola virus as it spreads in the U.S. and it appears that a second person in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola, following the death of Thomas Eric Duncan.
A second nurse who helped treat Duncan has tested positive for the virus, becoming the third case diagnosed in the U.S. and at Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
According to NY Daily, 77 hospital workers made contact with Duncan before he died from the virus last week. So far, two of them – the unidentified woman and nurse Nina Pham – have tested positive for Ebola.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a press conference Wednesday (Oct. 15, 2014):
“We are preparing contingencies for more. That is a very real possibility.”
The unidentified woman lives alone with no pets so officials are unclear on how many people she came in contact with before being diagnosed late Tuesday. She was isolated within 90 minutes of her temperature spiking.
Pham was diagnosed Sunday and remains quarantined at the hospital and is in good condition.