Second Health Worker Infected With Ebola; CDC To Create Ebola SWAT Team for Faster Response
On Wednesday, Texas health care officials announced that a second health care worker who treated the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has contracted the disease. CDC said yesterday that a minimum of 76 staff member at the Dallas hospital could be at risk of contracting the virus. In response, CDC Director Tom Freiden announced that CDC will develop an Ebola response team that can be deployed to any area in the U.S. where a case of Ebola is confirmed.
- "Ebola Test Is Positive in Second Texas Health Worker" (Fernandez, New York Times, 10/15).
- "76 Hospital Workers at Risk of Ebola Infection" (Ferris, The Hill, 10/14).
- "CDC To Form Ebola SWAT Team for Rapid Response" (Johnson, Modern Healthcare, 10/14).