Second Dallas health worker contracts Ebola virus
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
10/15/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
A second Dallas health care worker has since contracted the Ebola virus - and authorities are now frantically trying to contact the more than 100 plus passengers with whom she shared a flight. Authorities says that the employee, Amber Vinson reportedly showed no symptoms while she boarded her flight, which is a hopeful sign. The Ebola virus is not contagious before symptoms set in.
Workers scrub down Amber Vinson's apartment in Dallas, Texas.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now in a race to interview all 132 passengers who were on the plane with her.
"Because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning, CDC is reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth Oct. 13," the CDC said in a statement.
Ebola patient Amber Vinson lived alone and had no pets, authorities say.
Vinson "exhibited no symptoms or sign of illness while on Flight 1143, according to the crew," Frontier Airlines said in a statement. Vinson earlier flew from Dallas-Fort Worth to Cleveland on Frontier Flight 1142 on October 10.
Customers who may have traveled on either flight should contact the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). The CDC says they only want to speak only with passengers of the October 13 flight.
The airplane in said incident was cleaned thoroughly after it landed, "per our normal procedures which is consistent with CDC guidelines," the airline said. The plane was also removed from service.
Vinson, who lives alone, is currently in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
United States President Barack Obama has since canceled trips to New Jersey and Connecticut to convene a meeting at the White House of Cabinet agencies coordinating the government's response to the outbreak.
The incident has certainly cast aspersions on how competent the hospital - the same one where Liberian man Thomas Duncan was sent home with a clean bill of health - is capable of handling the Ebola virus.
Duncan died while being treated by medical staff, including the two women who have now contracted the disease.
"I don't think we have a systematic institutional problem," Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer of Texas Health Resources said. Medical staff "may have done some things differently with the benefit of what we know today," he said, adding, "no one wants to get this right more than our hospital."
Seventy-five health care workers in Dallas are being monitored for any Ebola symptoms, Varga said.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2018
Priests and their Pastoral Ministry. That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
La reorganizacion gubernamental entorpece los servicios de salud esenciales para los argentinos con discapacidad Watch
En el Centro de Dia, un centro administrado por la Fundacion IPNA, una organizacion sin animo de lucro local, algunas personas se reunen en ... continue reading
At Centro de Dia, a center run by local nonprofit Fundacion IPNA, people gather in a dining hall. The day has just started, and breakfast ... continue reading
When Maggie* was in high school, she stayed after class to talk to ask a teacher what to do about a very personal concern she felt her ... continue reading
Do you want to live forever? It is possible, according to new research that suggests there may not be a limit on human lifespan. The ... continue reading
The Department of Defense has received a report that scientists are able to create custom diseases from scratch. The report was ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Obispos de America Latina convocan a jornada de oracion por Nicaragua
- St. Margaret of Antioch: Saint of the Day for Friday, July 20, 2018
- Armageddon from Europe to the United States: HereĂ˘Â€Â™s why ...
- Australian PM calls for removal of archbishop convicted of failure to ...
- Daily Readings for Friday, July 20, 2018
- US Bishops Conference approves funding for African, Eastern European ...
- Prayer Requests Live for Thursday, July 19th, 2018 HD Video
- Day 4 - Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, July 21st, 2018 HD
- Prayer Requests Live for Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 HD
- Longest Blood Moon eclipse of the century coming, is it an omen? HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education