BREAKING: Texas sheriff’s deputy rushed to hospital with Ebola symptoms after attending apartment of ‘patient zero’ who died today
- A man, believed to be a Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy, went to an urgent care clinic in Frisco, Texas with his wife
- A witness at the clinic described him as ‘hunched over and flushed’
- The CareNow clinic was placed in lock-down after the patient claimed to have had contact with Ebola ‘patient zero’ Thomas Duncan
- Mr Duncan, 42, died from the virus on Wednesday morning at Texas Presbyterian Hospital
The second man with Ebola symptoms is reportedly a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who visited the apartment of first patient Thomas Duncan.
The individual, who has not been named, walked into a clinic in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday and told medics he had been in contact with first victim Mr Duncan and had not been wearing protective clothing.
The CareNow clinic was immediately placed in lock-down after the person appeared on Wednesday and was exhibiting signs of the deadly virus.
The CDC told MailOnline today that the person is not one of the 48 contacts being monitored, and there is no indication of any direct contact with the initial patient, Mr Duncan.