Texas governor and health officials address public regarding Ebola case
Friday, October 3, 2014
Accompanied by those officials, he assured Texas citizens that steps were being taken to protect the public's safety. Perry specifically said, "There are few places in the world better equipped to meet the challenge that is posed in this case." The governor also stated, "Today, we learned that some school aged children have been identified as having had contact with the patient." He went on to say, "This case is serious. Rest assured that our system is working as well as it should."
Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner of the Dallas, he's getting tremendous care in a very good medical facility." The man's condition on Wednesday was listed as serious.said in a recorded video statement, "This event right now is going to be contained. [...] the patient here in
The patient is a man who recently returned to the US after visiting Liberia. A doctor with the hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas, told media the man's initial complaints were, "...very nondescript." Reportedly, the man had sought treatment at that facility last week, but was sent home. When the man returned to the hospital on Sunday, his condition was properly diagnosed and he was admitted.
- "First US Ebola patient was in contact with school-aged children - Texas governor" — , October 1, 2014
- Press release. "Gov. Perry Meets with State and Local Health Officials Responding to Ebola Case" — , October 1, 2014