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DALLAS, TX - The Texas Department of State Health Services says a second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

The department says the worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. 

A preliminary Ebola test was conducted on Tuesday at a state public health lab in Austin, Texas, and confirmatory testing will be conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

In the statement sent out by the department, the unidentified health care worker was interviewed and asked to identify any contacts or potential exposures.

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