According to officials, another Ebola infection was detected in Texas in a health care worker that was taking care of an Ebola patient. The statement was made on Wednesday morning.
It was reported that the worker was quickly isolated at the hospital were he reported fever. The infection happened from Thomas Eric Duncan who died the past week. The first health care worker infected was Nina Pham, one of the nurses that took care of Duncan.
This new case highlights that the current Western precautions to stop the virus from infecting others may not be suitable.
We saw officials suggesting the fact that Nina Pham did violate protocol but it is not know exactly how the virus was contracted.
According to Dr. Tom Frieden, Center for Disease Control Head:
“Getting it right is really, really important because the stakes are so high. We could have sent a more robust hospital infection control team and been more hands on with the hospital from Day One about how this should be managed.”
It was reported that Duncan was initially not diagnosed as he made 2 trips to the Emergency Room and was then discharged. Because of this, officials now worry that others may have came into contact with him while he was contagious. However, the highest risk is always associated with those that work directly with really sick patients since that is when the disease is most contagious.