Truly hoping that this man turns out negative, for his and everyone else’s sake who was in contact with him since that time.
Texas deputy showing Ebola symptoms was sent into patient zero’s apartment WITHOUT protection but started growing concerned when his squad car and his uniform were quarantined
- Dallas County Sheriff Deputy Michael Monnig went to an urgent care clinic in Frisco, Texas with his wife on Wednesday
- Ebola test results are due back Friday evening
- A witness at the clinic described him as ‘hunched over and flushed’
- CDC officials have told Monnig’s family there was ‘no risk’ he had been exposed to the disease
- The deputy was inside the apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan fell ill – the officer wasn’t wearing protective clothing
- The CDC said the person is not one of the 48 contacts being monitored
- Liberian national Mr Duncan, 42, died from Ebola on Wednesday morning
A Dallas County sheriff’s deputy remains hospitalized today with Ebola symptoms, more than a week after he went unprotected into the apartment of ‘patient zero’ Thomas Duncan.
Sgt Michael Monnig went on Wednesday to an urgent-care facility in Frisco, Texas with his wife, after complaining of stomach problems.
The deputy presented at the clinic a week after he visited the Dallas home where Duncan was staying when he developed Ebola symptoms. Sgt Monnig was at the home to deliver a quarantine order to family members.
Neither Sgt Monnig, nor the other two health officials, Zachary Thompson and Christopher Perkins with him, were wearing protective clothing or masks despite being in the apartment as cleaning crews were going about their work in full protective gear.
Sgt Monning was given an Ebola test at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, though results usually take 48 hours and aren’t due back until Friday night.
A possible Ebola patient, believed to be Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Monnig, is brought to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday in Dallas, Texas
The sheriff’s deputy arrives at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital today via ambulance after attending an urgent-care clinic with symptoms