Updated on 13 October 2014
Ebola has claimed 4033 people so far in a deadly outbreak in Africa
Singapore: The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed a second case of Ebola in the US, stating that a female nurse who tended to a sick patient in Texas has contracted the disease.
According to the associated Press, the nurse was in full protective gear while attending to the patient. CDC has said that the nurse is currently in stable condition and has been quarantined.
In a recent media briefing, Dr Tom Frieden, the CDC director, warned that other hospital staff could also have been exposed to the virus and may show symptoms in the coming days.
Dr David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said that the team was working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread of the virus in the country.
Dr Frieden, further added that the second case of Ebola in the US soil was very concerning and this stressed the need to enhance training, prevention, and surveillance measures.