Officials ‘very concerned’ that Dallas hospital worker who contracted the disease while treating the America’s first Ebola casualty was following guidelines for staying safe
A Dallas health worker who looked after the first Ebola victim to die in the United States contracted the disease despite wearing a full protective gown, gloves and face shield as she cared for him.
Officials in Texas said they were “very concerned” that the first transmission of the virus on US soil occurred despite following health and safety guidelines.
The female nurse, who has asked not to be named, had been classified as having a “low risk” of carrying the disease before testing positive for Ebola on Saturday night.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins described her as a “heroic person who provided care to Mr Duncan.”
He went on: “This is a person who is going through a great ordeal and so is the family.”
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