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CDC Confirms Dallas Nurse Has Ebola

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- There's confirmation from the CDC the nurse who cared for Thomas Duncan has tested positive for Ebola. Duncan died Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Earlier in the day, officials said preliminary results showed the woman had contracted the deadly virus after having extensive contact with Duncan. CDC Director Tom…

Dallas Nurse Caught Ebola Infection Early Through Self-Monitoring

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- The Dallas nurse who caught Ebola from the first patient to die of the disease in the United States is being praised.   Texas Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey said Sunday that the woman noticed a fever and notified the hospital immediately. Nearly 50 other people who had contact with Thomas…

McCain: Ebola Czar Should Be Appointed

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Senator John McCain wants to see an official leader Americans can look in the fight against Ebola.   On CNN's "State of the Union," the Arizona Republican called for a czar to be appointed. He said the announcement that a nurse who cared for the first person to die of the disease…

U.S. Airports Start Ebola Screenings

Posted On October 11, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. Airports are beginning to screen travelers at risk for the Ebola virus. The CDC's Dr. Martin Cetron said Saturday the new entry screening procedure will involve interviewing passengers showing signs of a fever or those who have had contact with an Ebola patient. JFK Airport in New York is starting enhanced screening of…

Family: Thomas Duncan Had No Idea He Had Ebola

Posted On October 10, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- A spokesperson for the family of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is promising he didn't know he had the virus.   Saymendy Lloyd says Duncan believed he was helping a pregnant woman suffering a miscarriage in Liberia, not someone who had the deadly disease. Blood tests showing the woman had Ebola weren't released…