Nok en helsearbeider ved Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital har testet positivt for ebola.

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, hospital spokeswoman Carrie Williams said.

The facility will now begin monitoring all those who had contact with the unidentified worker for signs of potential exposures.

The preliminary Ebola test was done late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and results received around midnight.

Om testresultatet bekreftes bør det ligge an til en oppvask av kolossale dimensjoner. Det er nok å ta fatt i:

The Texas hospital where a nurse contracted Ebola while caring for a patient had guidelines that were «constantly changing» and didn’t have protocols on how to deal with the deadly virus,» a nurses’ union claims.

«The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place, and that those protocols are not in place anywhere in the United States as far as we can tell,» National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro said Tuesday night. «We’re deeply alarmed.»

Spørsmålet er kanskje helst om det finnes voksne mennesker til å ta den oppvasken, eller forhindre ytterligere smittespredning, for den del.

Mark Steyn skriver:

This Centers for Disease Control panjandrum, Thomas Frieden, is not the most impressive guy, and he’s had to walk back his blithe assertion that the Ebola-stricken nurse in Dallas has only herself to blame. My view of the government’s command of the situation is that, if this thing spins out of control, one should always bear in mind this transcript preserved for posterity by the 9/11 Commission:

FAA Command Center: «Do we want to think about scrambling aircraft?»

FAA Headquarters: «God, I don’t know.»

FAA Command Center: «That’s a decision somebody’s going to have to make, probably in the next 10 minutes.»

FAA Headquarters: «You know, everybody just left the room.»

Tom Frieden feels like an everybody-just-left-the-room kinda guy.