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Second US health care worker diagnosed with Ebola

Officials in Texas today announced that a second health care worker who treated the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US has tested positive for the deadly disease. In a statement released early Wednesday morning, the Texas Department of State Health Services said that the worker “reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated” at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Today’s announcement comes after another nurse at the same hospital was diagnosed with Ebola, which marked the first known transmission of the disease in the US. Both workers were providing care for Thomas Duncan, who died from Ebola after returning to the US from a trip to Liberia.

Officials said yesterday that the first health care worker,…

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