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Second Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Texas

 DALLAS (AP) - Health officials say 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.

A statement posted on the Texas Department of State Health Service's website Sunday says "confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta."

Officials say the health care worker reported a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing. Preliminary test results were received late Saturday.

Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, says officials have "been preparing for this possibility."

Health officials have interviewed the patient and are identifying any contacts or potential exposures.

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday in Dallas.

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10/12/2014 5:30:01 AM (GMT -5:00)
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