Disease & Outbreaks, Ebola Virus, Infectious Disease

Nurse Who Treated Dallas Ebola Patient Tests Positive for Ebola

Ebola Patient

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has come under scrutiny for pointing the finger of blame at a nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while caring for an Ebola patent in Dallas.

The nurse, who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in the isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, is the 2nd person to be diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil. Duncan, who was the first person diagnosed in the U.S., died on Oct. 8.

“Unfortunately it is possible in the coming days that we will see additional cases of Ebola,” Frieden said during a press conference. “Because the health care workers who cared for [Duncan] may have had a breach of the same nature of the [nurse] who appears now to have a preliminary positive test.”

The CDC’s preemptive finger pointing at the health care worker is raising concern among doctors and nurses, who say health care workers are not properly trained to treat patients with Ebola.

Only 4 hospitals in the country have isolation units that specialize in treating and containing infectious diseases like Ebola and Marburg. Still, the White House refuses to order the mandatory transfer of Ebola patients to one of those 4 hospitals for treatment.

54 thoughts on “Nurse Who Treated Dallas Ebola Patient Tests Positive for Ebola”

  1. “Unfortunately it is possible in the coming days that we will see additional cases of Ebola,”
    In the beginning it was “not likely”


  2. But they knew when dude was still alive that some of the staff didn’t follow procedure. That is why there will be more.


  3. They already got thousands of nice reinforced caskets that fit 4 bodies to a bin waiting here in Atlanta…



  4. soooo how many people she has had contact with 😡 now you got to find them, then when you find them, who they came in contact with? O_o


  5. I’m a Start walking round with a face mask. I am not playing with these government officials that refuse to tell us the truth


    1. I’m a Start walking round with a face mask.
      Don’t stop at the face mask. Go for a full body hazmat suit 🙂


      1. I’m a Start walking round with a face mask

        well if you insist on looking insane then you are better off walking around with a bullet proof vest on. more likely to get shot than to get ebola.


  6. It’s very unfortunate they are blaming this poor nurse who I’m sure was not trained properly. The CDC has no idea what they are doing.


  7. This whole fiasco could have been avoided if Obama had stopped flights from West Africa. I am convienced the ” index patient” knew he was ill and came to America to seek treatment. He should have be immediately sent back to Liberia! Very sad day in America for all involved.


      1. Chris Brown tweeted that Ebola epidemic was a ‘form of population control’
        He quickly backtracked, adding: ‘Let me shut my black azz up’


      2. Is it wrong to feel some kinda way about the St Louis Rams due to how they doing black folk in st louis and ferguson?


  8. Duncan family reportedly asked for a blood transfusion from a donor? Buy they said no. Then on the 4th, the nurse who got it and survive made an inquiry but he wasn’t a match.


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