FILE - A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, in this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 file photo. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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A second Texas healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by plane a day before she reported symptoms, U.S. and airline officials said Wednesday.The health worker had treated Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola and was the first patient diagnosed with the virus in the United States.During the weekend, 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham became the first person to be infected with Ebola in the United States.CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said Tuesday the agency was establishing a rapid-response team to help hospitals "hands on, within hours" whenever there is a confirmed case of Ebola.Burwell, in a series of television interviews on Wednesday, said officials were adding staff to ensure the hospital in Dallas followed procedures to prevent transmission of the virus.He said there would be round-the-clock site managers to oversee how healthcare workers put on and remove the protective gear used when treating Ebola patients.U.S. health officials were working with local clinicians to make sure patients are getting the best care possible and that healthcare workers are protected, Burwell said.
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