Second Dallas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; Obama Hits Fundraising Trail

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 at 7:36 am

Remain calm  and proceed immediately to your next fundraiser.

A second health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to preliminary lab results released early Wednesday.

The health care worker, like nurse Nina Pham, took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who became the nation’s first person diagnosed with the deadly virus.

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the positive results.

Dallas police have announced that they have set up a staging area in northeast Dallas near Skillman Street and Village Bend Drive.

Officers and Dallas-Fire Rescue personnel were distributing fliers to residents of an apartment complex to alert them about the latest Ebola case.

A hazardous-materials team was preparing to decontaminate the apartment complex where the latest Ebola patient lives, police said. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was also at the apartment complex.

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said in a written statement.

No further details had been released yet about the new Ebola victim.

“Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored,” she said. “The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.”

What did Rick Perry and Greg Abbott know and when did they know it? Meanwhile, the acting president finally gets out of Washington today for some much-needed fundraising and campaigning.

President Barack Obama will be in New Jersey for about two hours today for a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser at Ristorante Da Benito in Union Township, Union County. He’s supposed to land at Newark Liberty International Airport at 4 p.m., speak and answer questions in Union at 5 p.m., then depart a short time after 6 p.m. to campaign in Connecticut.

That ought to do wonders for local rush-hour traffic. Thanks, Obama!


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3 Responses to “Second Dallas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; Obama Hits Fundraising Trail”

  1. Forshey Adalberto on 15/15/14 at 11:07 am

    How bout that hopey changey? Is Dear Leader still a cool rock star messiah who can’t play a note besides old stale Marxist tripe?

  2. Meremortal on 15/15/14 at 11:42 am

    This is all so “extremely unlikely” according to the President.

    We let one in and now at least two more may die.


    How many more did this person expose, and how many more will die?

    Hey, wanna be a nurse? Great career! How about a flight attendant? It’s fun!

  3. A_Nonny_Mouse on 15/15/14 at 6:48 pm

    About our “representative government” thing…. Has anybody here heard ONE LITTLE PEEP from their duly-elected CongressCritters? Anyone? Anything?

    I would have thought –ya know, with kids getting hospitalized and some developing paralysis, some dying– that some dedicated public servant campaigning for (re-)election might just seize the topic of ENSURING THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN as a talking point. Ditto for the emergence of Ebola. But, hmmm… Not happening. Guess it’s not all that important.

    Apparently on BOTH sides of the aisle, illegal immigration (and travel from Ebola-hot-spots and jihad-exporting nations) is absolutely SACROSANCT. Even if American kids have to die, the “RIGHTS” of non-citizens (legal or not) MUST come first. Anybody-from-anywhere DESERVES to be here, and THEIR needs get priority.

    We stupid lumpen-proles who happen to be citizens (and who happen to ELECT and PAY THE SALARIES OF the anti-American politicians promoting these anti-American policies) come second. Or third. Or maybe twelfth.

    Makes perfect sense (in Bizarro-World).