(CNN) — A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for the disease, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.
Seventy-five health care workers in Dallas are being monitored for any Ebola symptoms, Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer for Texas Health Resources, told reporters Wednesday. His statement came after a second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was diagnosed with Ebola. Separately, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said 48 other people in the community still were being monitored after having contact with Dallas’ first Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan; those 48 are asymptomatic, and Sunday will mark the end of the window in which they could get sick.
The second Dallas health care worker with Ebola is a woman who lived alone, with no pets, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told reporters Wednesday.
Her apartment and car will be cleaned this afternoon, he said.