As federal health officials try to reassure nervous Americans that they have the Ebola situation under control, here comes breaking news out of Dallas that does absolutely nothing to support that narrative.
The boyfriend of the hospital worker who contracted the virus from the late Thomas Eric Duncan is now in isolation, being monitored closely to see if he exhibits signs or symptoms of the deadly disease.
Currently, there are conflicting reports as to whether the young man is actually showing any Ebola-like symptoms.
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An urgent post on the website youngcons.com says:
It looks like there might be a third case of Ebola in Texas, as the boyfriend of Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted the deadly disease from Thomas Eric Duncan, has been admitted to the hospital for exhibiting symptoms of the illness.
That post references another site, gotnews.com, which says that people who work alongside the nurse’s boyfriend at Alcon, a Texas business, have just reached out with information that the man is now in quarantine at the Dallas hospital where his girlfriend worked and reportedly contracted Ebola:
Gotnews.com has received word from two different Alcon employees, both of whom asked not to be identified.
Alcon’s U.S. headquarters are in Fort Worth, Texas. It is an ophthalmological pharmaceutical company.
Reportedly, the head of that Texas-based company where the nurse’s boyfriend works sent out an email saying the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for observation, though he was NOT yet showing clear signs of Ebola infection.
So since there’s debate if the third patient has symptoms or not, I’ll post the email sent to Alcon employees pic.twitter.com/J8nYWJmFVx
— Doctor Sparkle (@TwiBestPony) October 14, 2014
Meanwhile, as USA Today reports, the young Texas nurse who is fighting a confirmed Ebola infection has received a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor who won his fight against the often-deadly disease.
The woman was identified Monday as nurse Nina Pham, her family confirmed.
Pham, 26, is the first person known to contract the disease in the USA.
By evening, she had received a transfusion of plasma from Kent Brantly, a Texas physician who survived the virus, according to her pastor and the nonprofit medical mission group Samaritan’s Purse, Associated Press reported.
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