via WBNS Columbus
Officials say a second health care worker who’s tested positive for Ebola was in isolation at a Dallas hospital within 90 minutes of the worker finding she had an elevated temperature.
The patient also recently visited her family in Akron, according to Ohio Health officials.
The woman from Dallas visited the state from October 8-13.
“Ohio has swiftly acted and is working with the CDC and Summit County health officials to identify people who may have been in close contact with the health care worker and implement quarantine as necessary. In addition, Ohio is working with the airline to identify individuals on her return flight to Dallas,” said an ODH news release.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said at a news conference Wednesday that the health care provider at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was monitoring herself for symptoms of Ebola. The unidentified woman reported a fever Tuesday and then was taken to isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian.
It’s not clear how she contracted the virus during care she provided for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian.
Authorities declined to say what position she holds at the hospital or the type of care she provided.