Dallas -- Okay, it`s the question on everybody`s mind: how did 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham, caring for a highly infectious Ebola patient, contract the deadly virus?
Pham was wearing the required protective garb. So, then, what went wrong?
"We have not identified a specific problem that led to this infection," CDC Director Thomas Frieden said during a press conference on Monday.
Well, that doesn`t really answer any questions. But, the CDC does say it`s now implementing new procedures at the hospital. "Our staff there now is watching as [staff] put on and take-off all their protective garb; they`re re-training staff on how to do that safely," Dr. Frieden explained.
So, basically Presby staff is re-learning everything it should've been doing. FYI, taking off that protective garb requires some specific steps, and those steps could be changing. The CDC says it`s looking into all its protocols.
"We have to rethink the way we approach Ebola infection control; even a single infection is unacceptable," Frieden said.
It looks like singling out nurses isn`t what the CDC is trying to do. Dr. Frieden made it clear - the only thing to blame is Ebola.
But with another confirmed case, and docs prepping us for the potential of more, is it any wonder fear is spreading faster than the virus?
So, now begins another 21-day countdown; Pham is stable, but too bad we can`t say the same about the mental state of the city.
'It`s one team, one fight and we`re going to stop Ebola here in Dallas," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.