According to CNN a female nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola. She is the second patient to have contracted the deadly disease on US soil.

 

Confirmatory testing will be conducted later today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The results are expected to be announced later today. The nurse helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died on Wednesday from the disease.

The nurse is in stable condition, Texas Health Resources chief clinical officer Dan Varga said. It would be the first known person-to-person transmission of the disease in the United States. More as this develops.