The Dallas home of the female nurse who has tested positive for Ebola has been sealed off with a police guard outside.
The nurse, who works at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was part of a team caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan who died from the virus last week.
Her identity has not been released – Dr. Daniel Varga, of the Texas Health Resources, said during a news conference Sunday the worker and her family have ‘requested total privacy.’
Varga said a ‘close contact’ of the nurse has been ‘proactively’ placed in isolation.
A dog was reportedly inside the patient’s apartment on Marquita Avenue, which Rawlings assured is showing no symptoms of Ebola and will be taken care of.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawling said the hazardous materials unit of the Dallas Fire Department has cleaned up and decontaminated the shared areas of her apartment complex.