Ebola Contracted In The U.S. For First Time

Posted: Oct 12 2014, 6:32am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 12 2014, 6:37am CDT, in News | Also on the Geek Mind

Ebola Contracted in the U.S. for First Time

Breaking news. A Texas healthcare worker tested positive on Ebola. The person has help care Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan.

Ebola might have been transmitted for the first time in the United States. CNN reports that a Texas Healthcare worker, who helped taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive for Ebola in preliminary tests. Mr. Duncan died on Wednesday. He was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. He contracted it on a trip to Africa.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) is doing confirmatory tests. If it is confirmed, it sheds a really bad light on how the hospital is taking precautions to keep its workers save.

Watch the CNN report below about the new Ebola case.

Such an incident should not happen and is reason for Americans to get concerned about how dangerous diseases are managed.

The White House has posted a Tweet with Ebola Facts when Duncan was brought to America to calm people. Is it time to get concerned? Probably not, but you should keep an eye on developments.

According to a recent WHO report, over 3,000 people have already died in this Ebola outbreak. Over 6,500 people are infected. These numbers are for the African countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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