Texas Health Care Worker Who Treated Liberian Visitor Tests Positive For Ebola

Texas health care worker who treated the Liberian visitor who died of Ebola this week has now tested positive for the virus. “A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test at the state public health laboratory in Austin,” reads a statement issued Sunday morning by the Texas Department of State Health Services. “Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.” The department outlines that the employee, who is not yet being identified, reported a low grade fever on Friday and was isolated while tests were conducted. Late Saturday, test results were positive for Ebola.

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