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Dallas hospital workers went two days without face protection while caring for Ebola patient

For the first two days of Thomas Duncan’s stay at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, healthcare professionals didn’t wear the necessary protective gear. This gear usually includes goggles and a face mask, but staffers reportedly stuck to their scrubs and gloves while waiting for Duncan’s Ebola test results. This delay may have exposed dozens of hospital staffers to Ebola, reports Dallas News. It may also explain why two healthcare workers who were caring for Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US, have now been diagnosed with the disease.

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