It has been reported that a second nurse who had cared for the Ebola patient in a Texas hospital who subsequently died from the symptoms has also contracted the disease. The Texas Department of State Health Services released a statement on Oct. 15 verifying this, but since that time, it has been confirmed that the young nurse had taken a flight from Dallas to Cleveland after contracting the disease. It is unclear if she showed any symptoms during the flight.
Employees in Texas may benefit from learning more about the workers' health and safety provisions provided under the state's labor code. The statute's general provisions appoint a division responsible for the collection of information on workers' safety and health in order to identify and evaluate safety needs and services, such as insurance coverage.