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Another Health Worker Who Treated Ebola Patient in Texas Has Contracted Virus

The Texas Department of State Health Services informed the media that a second healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola. Like 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham, the infected medical worker personally treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who recently died after contracting the illness in Liberia and traveling back to the U.S. In s statement, the department said, “Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored.” The hospital has faced criticism for allowing two workers to be exposed to the virus, a lapse the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told MSNBC was “not acceptable,” adding, “that should not have happened.” Disturbing information is coming forward about how unprepared the hospital was to handle an Ebola patient, and there are concerns that more people could be infected …

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