One of the nurses who cared for the late Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who become the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola Virus on United States soil, has contracted Ebola.
Thomas Frieden, CDC Director, confirmed the news, Forbes reports.
Authorities say the nurse who works at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, got infected as a result of “an inadvertent breach of protocol.”
Details of the said “breach” are yet to be unveiled. However, Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, stated that “removing personal protective equipment after a long shift has sometimes been associated with the infection of health care workers…all it might take for a health care worker to be infected would be to make contact with the outside of their protective wear on the way to touching their face.”