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(DALLAS) — A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced.

The health care worker reported a fever on Tuesday and was isolated at the hospital, authorities said.

Liberian-born Duncan was the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.  Initially sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after complaining of symptoms, he died there of Ebola October 8.

Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating Duncan, issued an upbeat statement Tuesday from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where she is being treated, saying that she is “doing well.”

Pham received a potentially life-saving transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, the missionary doctor who beat the virus two months ago.

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