Battalion Chief for the Dallas Fire Department enters an apartment where a second person has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in Dallas, Texas October 12, 2014. (AFP, Mike Stone)
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A Texas health care worker who treated an Ebola victim has tested positive for the virus, dealing a blow to the worldwide battle to stem the outbreak.Top U.S. health officials have said the case – which if confirmed would be the second diagnosed outside Africa and the first contracted on U.S. soil – indicated a breach in safety protocol.More than 4,000 people have died of Ebola in seven countries since the start of the year, according to the World Health Organization, and the epidemic appears to be outpacing efforts to fight it.The WHO reported 4,033 people have died from Ebola as of Oct. 8 out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries.IMF chief Christine Lagarde pleaded Saturday for the world to remember that not all of Africa had been hit with Ebola.
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