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Texas Nurse Tests Positive for Ebola

Texas nurse who had worn protective gear tests positive for Ebola

The deadly Ebola virus has been contracted by someone inside the United States for the first time. A nurse who had worn protective gear during her "extensive contact" at a Dallas hospital with an Ebola patient who died tested positive during a preliminary blood test, officials said Sunday. The woman had on a gown, gloves, mask and a shield during her multiple visits with Thomas Eric Duncan, but there was a breach in protocol, health officials said.

The patient is a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, an official who is familiar with the case told CNN.

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