Second person rushed to hospital with Ebola symptoms after contact with ‘patient zero’ Thomas Duncan
- The CareNow clinic in Frisco, Texas was placed in lock-down after the person appeared and was exhibiting signs of the deadly virus today
- The patient in Frisco 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
A second patient with Ebola symptoms walked into a Texas clinic today and told medics he had been in contact with first victim Thomas Duncan.
The Care Now clinic in Frisco, Texas was placed in lock-down after the person appeared on Wednesday afternoon and was exhibiting signs of the deadly virus.
The patient confirmed in a screening questionnaire a question about travel to West Africa and is said to have contact with Duncan, referred to as ‘patient zero’.
Mr Duncan, 42, died on Wednesday morning at Texas Presbyterian Hospital after developing symptoms of the disease almost two weeks ago.
It is not yet clear how the patient came in contact with Mr Duncan or if he is among the 48 people being monitored for the deadly virus by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Frisco patient was rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance after turning up at the urgent care clinic on Main Street, CBS confirmed.
The clinic was keeping everyone at the center until they are checked out by the CDC – it is unknown how many people were exposed to the patient.
The CDC will host a press conference at 4pm (ET) to update the public and the media, the White House announced just minutes after the existence of a second Ebola patient was reported.