16 October 2014 - Third Ebola case in the US
Dallas neighbors on edge after third Ebola diagnosis
Rick Jervis (USA Today)
DALLAS — Amber Vinson, the 29-year-old nurse identified as the second Texas hospital worker to test positive for Ebola, lived alone in a quiet neighborhood of this anxious city.
Police on Wednesday restricted traffic on Village Bend Drive, home of The Village apartments as residents came to grips with the knowledge that Ebola had sprouted in their otherwise tranquil community.
Vinson helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Vinson had been monitoring herself for symptoms when she reported to the hospital with a low-grade fever Tuesday.
Staff (The Chicago Tribune)
A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus.
The nurse, Amber Vinson, 29, flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, the day before she was diagnosed with Ebola, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
Vinson told the CDC her temperature was 99.5 Fahrenheit. Since that was below the CDC's temperature threshold of 100.4 F, "she was not told not to fly," the source said. The news was first reported by CNN.
Chico Harlan (The Washington Post)
Ebola started as a faraway thing, and that was scary enough. Then it jumped to a Dallas hospital, where one man died and two nurses were infected. On Wednesday, Ebola took a different kind of leap — a psychological one — as concerns spiked nationally about how the threat of the virus might interfere with commerce, health and even daily routines.
As authorities disclosed that an infected nurse had taken a flight from Cleveland to Dallas one day before showing symptoms, Ebola moved closer to becoming the next great American panic — an anthrax or SARS for the social-media age.
Across the country, workers and travelers took symbolic safety steps, wearing sanitary masks or lathering with hand sanitizer. Airline stocks fell as investors bet on a slowdown in travel due to Ebola concerns. Children living near Washington Dulles International Airport told a psychologist about their fears of contracting the disease.
Manny Fernandez (The New York Times)
DALLAS — New shortcomings emerged Wednesday in the nation’s response to the Ebola virus after it was revealed that a second nurse was infected with Ebola at a hospital here and that she had traveled on a commercial flight the day before she showed symptoms of the disease.
The nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, 29, was on the medical team that cared for the Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan after he was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 28 and put in isolation. Ms. Vinson should not have traveled on a commercial flight, the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said after learning that she was a passenger on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 on Monday, flying from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth.
But hours after the director, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, made that statement, one official said that Ms. Vinson had indeed called the C.D.C. before boarding the plane, but was allowed to fly because she did not have a fever.
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