Healthcare Worker Who May've Handled Ebola Samples is Quarantined on Cruise Ship

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    A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker who handled fluid samples from Thomas Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with and die from Ebola in the U.S., has been quarantined on a Carnival cruise ship.
    • S/he did not have direct contact with the patient.
    • 19 days have passed since s/he handled the specimens. (Ebola has a 21-day incubation period.)
    • S/he has been self-monitoring and has experienced no symptoms.
    • The ship's medical doctor has confirmed that the hospital worker is in good health.
    • S/he has voluntarily isolated her/him self in a cabin.
    Carnival is working to safely return the hospital worker to the U.S., but it won't be easy.

    yahoo .com/travel/healthcare-worker-who-may-have-handled-ebola-samples-is-100240797727.html
     

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