DALLAS — The second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Texas is a 29-year-old nurse who treated a Liberian man in the days before he died of the disease in a Dallas hospital.
Medical records provided to The Associated Press by Thomas Eric Duncan’s family show Amber Joy Vinson inserted catheters, drew blood, and dealt with Duncan’s body fluids before he died last week. It’s not clear how she contracted the virus.
Kent State University in Ohio says three employees are related to a Vinson, who visited family in Ohio and flew from Cleveland to Dallas shortly before she was diagnosed Wednesday.
A university statement says the woman is a graduate of Kent State, receiving degrees in 2006 and 2008, but didn’t visit the college’s campus on her most recent visit.
-Published by Andrew Thompson