As the nation continues to keep a close eye on the Ebola threat, local medical workers and airport staffers are taking extra precautions.
The worker is the second to be infected after treating a Liberian man who died of Ebola last week.
A university statement says the woman stayed with her family in Summit County but didn’t visit the Kent State campus. The school has asked those three employees to remain off campus for three weeks.
Obama’s decision to nix the trip — just a few hours before Air Force One was scheduled to depart — reflected the urgency facing the administration amid the American public’s escalating concerns about potential spread of the virus.
The Dallas nurse had flown on a commercial airliner from Texas to Ohio and back before she came down with symptoms.
Nurses were forced to use medical tape to secure openings in their flimsy garments, worried that their necks and heads were exposed as they cared for a patient with explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said “an additional health care worker testing positive for Ebola is a serious concern.”
The stark admission from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as the World Health Organization projected the pace of infections accelerating in West Africa.
The test is a yes/no check for enterovirus 68, which since August has been fingered as the cause of hundreds of asthma-like respiratory illnesses in children — some so severe the patients needed a breathing machine.
The World Health Organization, meanwhile, said on Tuesday that West Africa could see up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months,
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A U.S. nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus.