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!