Why the media are covering Ebola in Texas
A day after President Trump said he had ordered an all-out effort to stop the spread of Ebola, the media is reporting that the U.S. has confirmed one case of the coronavirus in Texas, as well as one death.
CNN reports the death was in Dallas County, Texas, and that there was no immediate word on the number of confirmed cases or deaths in Texas.
ABC News, CBS, and NBC are reporting there have been four confirmed cases in Texas and one death so far.
The Associated Press says there are three confirmed deaths.
“There are at least six confirmed cases and six deaths, so it’s very clear that Texas has confirmed two cases of the disease and one person has died,” White House deputy press secretary Michael Short said Monday.
“We are working very closely with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and we are urging all Texans to remain vigilant.”
But the official White House statement says “there is no evidence that there has been any new transmission of the virus” in Texas or in the U,D.C. “No new cases have been identified or confirmed,” the statement reads.
“The president is continuing to monitor the situation closely.”
CNN is reporting two patients in Texas have died of Ebola.
But there is no news on a third patient.
Two people who contracted the virus while working as nurses in Liberia have died, according to a hospital spokesman.
CNN is also reporting two people are being monitored in Liberia.
CNN says that the hospital where two of the patients died has since been disinfected, but the hospital did not say how.
CBS News is reporting there are no new infections in the state.
The AP is reporting a total of 15 confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States.
A total of three deaths have been reported, while another person is in isolation.
The latest data comes from the U