Texas nurse infected with Ebola, raising new alarms

October 13, 2014 5:08 AM

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Texas nurse infected with Ebola, raising new alarms

DALLAS — A nurse here became the first person to contract Ebola within the United States, prompting local, state, and federal officials who had settled into a choreographed response to scramble Sunday to solve the mystery of how she became infected despite wearing protective gear and to monitor additional places and people possibly at risk.

The news further stoked fears of health care workers across the country, many of whom have grown increasingly anxious about having to handle Ebola cases. The confirmation Sunday of the second Ebola case in Dallas — four days after the death Wednesday of the first patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, a L...

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