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Second Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola at Dallas Hospital

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October 15, 2014 by The ReadyWriter


A second nurse who treated Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.

“An additional health care worker testing positive for Ebola is a serious concern, and the CDC has already taken active steps to minimize the risk to health care workers and the patient,” said the CDC in a statement on Wednesday.

Nurses’ unions are not surprised that another health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has contracted Ebola. A union rep listed a comedy of errors that occurred at Texas Health — beginning with Duncan being sent home from the hospital with a 103-degree fever on his initial visit on Sept. 25.

A nurses’ union rep told CNN that nurses were not adequately equipped or trained to care for an Ebola patient. She said there was no strict infection control protocol in place to treat patients with Ebola.

And most shocking: she said nurses who treated Duncan were also treating other patients — even patients who had low grade fevers which made them more susceptible to infections!

A total of 76 health care workers came into contact with Duncan, who died on Oct. 8. All are being monitored for signs of Ebola.

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102 thoughts on “Second Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola at Dallas Hospital

  1. Yvonne says:

    so surprising none of these people family members are infected…..

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    • Xmen says:

      so surprising none of these people family members are infected…..
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      Duncan’s family knew he had it and took proper precautions. They passed that nigga string cheese and capri suns under the bedroom door 😆

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  2. Adriane says:

    And so it begins… 😥

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  3. Zenna says:

    Now think… how many patients she came in contact with before being diagnosed… just wow…

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  4. Bobby says:

    Who at the hospital said it was ok to have exposed skin around him once ‘Bola was confirmed ?!? They should never work in health care again.

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  5. Natasha says:

    2 contracted cases in the US and they are health care professionals! Wow!

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  6. Natasha says:

    Morning.
    1 man brought this shit over here and now it’s spreading like wild flower.

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  7. Olivijah says:

    Something ain’t t right. They monitoring 77 healthcare professionals multiply that by family, friends, patients, patient’s family, etc.

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  8. Ashanti says:

    Dallas got a real mess.

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  9. Nicole says:

    I’m tired of talkin bout the ‘bola’ cause I think this shit is spreading all kinds of ways including through this :computer: O_o

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  10. Daisy says:

    This is so alarming 😦

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  11. Starr says:

    Lawd Jesus please………be a bridge over ebola-troubled waters 😥

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  12. Applebottom says:

    GOODNESS, STOP THE MADNESS…and the PANIC PEOPLE!!

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  13. Tamala says:

    Ion trust NOTHING they are saying

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  14. RandomChick says:

    I dont live in Dallas but Jesus!

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  15. Lisa says:

    Until they fight it in Africa and unTil they figure THAT out, we gone continue having cases here.

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  16. Mahogany says:

    Them motherfuckers at the CDC can drank bleach and chew on nails cause they dont know what the ENTIRE HELL they are talking about. Not even believing them.

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  17. Val says:

    This is unreal

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  18. Felicia says:

    So many excuses for this ~ Ugh!!! 😡

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  19. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    There needs to be a solution and quick!

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  20. gee says:

    I live in Dallas and it is scary. First they said we have nothing to worry about, now they are saying that it is going to get worse before it gets better but it will get better….when after 3000 people die like in Africa. They need to shut the city down but they will never do that!

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    • Browngirl says:

      I live in Dallas and it is scary. First they said we have nothing to worry about, now they are saying that it is going to get worse before it gets better but it will get better….when after 3000 people die like in Africa. They need to shut the city down but they will never do that!
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      Dayum!!!!! Praying for you gurl.

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  21. Ebony says:

    DR. Gupta showed how to put the suits on and off yesterday with chocolate sauce and even he was exposed. Maybe hazmat suits will be best. No one is supposed to help take off your gear either.

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  22. bird says:

    Shit gon get real IMO.

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  23. Jamilla says:

    Let’s not forget these folks PETS O_o

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  24. Pookie~Nem says:

    Wow!

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  25. Miss Ang says:

    This is too much, they should’ve checked this at the border.

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  26. Anthony says:

    I heard WEED can help protect you agianst ebola? O_o

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  27. gia says:

    A total of 76 health care workers came into contact with Duncan, who died on Oct. 8. All are being monitored for signs of Ebola.
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    Smh it’s about to go down. But we do have a reasonable question. How did his family NOT get it? I mean if only nurses that came in contact with him got it, shouldn’t his family or at least his girlfriend have it? I’m sure it was contagious before he even got to the hospital, when he had that fever and was sweating all over the place. I’m sure she was caring for him, until they realized she couldn’t contain him.

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  28. Pinky says:

    My mom was a nurse for 29 years and now is a instructor of nursing. She said all hospitals have protocols for many different scenarios. If this hospital didn’t have a ‘Bola specific one they could have used their Chemical War procedure or Malaria outbreak procedure and if they don’t have procedures for things like that, this hospital has bigger fish to fry than ‘Bola’

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  29. Acquitta says:

    Oh, another question I have about this Ebola
    How come Duncan wasn’t a match for a blood transfusion but all three of them ‘other’ folks were? O_o How that happen?

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  30. BillyBoy says:

    Ebola = too many unknowns for me to get all panicked!

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  31. Coco says:

    The nurses didnt have the proper full body hazmat suit they were improvising. Cleaning up diarrhea and body fluids. :smh: they say healthcare workers need supervised donning and doffing procedures… they dont know how to put on or take off the equipment

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  32. HarlemGirl says:

    There will be more O_o Watch!

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  33. Civil says:

    the mexicans at the border like nevermind we’ll just stay over here 😆

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  34. Yes says:

    Sooo, this disease has been in Africa for x amount of yrs, why is this just now blowing up in the US

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  35. AnnonoymousOne says:

    I’m a conspiracy theorist. This is a test.

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  36. Lexy says:

    I hear the panic all in this post 🙂

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  37. Donte says:

    I’s think they don’t know how one can actually contract this deadly virus.

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  38. Keisha says:

    Lawd this is serious. 😦

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  39. 2thick4you says:

    I just know we gon hear about a new case every week.

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  40. Pointmen says:

    Guess there will be 2nd 3rd and 4th cases coming outta Texas huh?

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  41. Neisy says:

    Unreal!

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  42. QueenC says:

    This is one situation that is extremely scary.

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  43. Princess says:

    The whole Ebola outbreak is a scary issue.

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  44. Tammy says:

    2nd nurse is AA and if she don’t make it…shit gon get real y’all.

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  45. Zenna says:

    shit I’m watching the Ed show and regarding Ebola, I ain’t flyin NOWHERE. this 2nd nurse was just on a plane with 134 people.

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    • Val says:

      Zenna,
      she had a temp of over 99 degrees and she traveled with that fever. she could have exposed all 134 people on that flight O_o

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      • DHood says:

        watchin politicnations, that nurse had no business getting on a flight. she visited relatives in ohio plus she was on a plane with 132 people. that’s so fucked up.

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      • Pamela says:

        Ace,
        I agree she had no bidNess getting on a plane. Smh

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  46. Miss Ang says:

    Obama just did a press conference on the BOLA

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  47. Aceman says:

    Im an EMT and we were told that if we are called to anyone with a fever to take all necessary precautions and that if this person is confirmed to have Ebola to not travel for at least 21 days

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  48. QTip says:

    Shid I’m about ready to live in that same bubble in this pic.

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