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Message From The Chief


There has been one confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas and there are several people who have had close contact with the patient, including a number of children. 
 
Several Dallas firefighters who responded, treated and transported this patient were exposed. At this time, I have no further information concerning these Firefighters. I have, however, made contact with the Dallas Fire Department to express our concern for them.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is actively involved and is taking all necessary precautions to avoid any further exposures. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the positive result on the patient in Texas does not represent an increased risk to the general community. 

Be assured that the Tyler Fire Department and the Healthcare Community in Tyler and East Texas are taking all necessary precautions to protect our healthcare workers and our citizens. 

I am including some links to health and safety information concerning Ebola.

Link to the CDC website for factual information concerning signs and symptoms, transmission, and risk of exposure:
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ 
 

Link to access the World Health Organization Fact Sheet:
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

We will continue to monitor this situation around the clock and will pass on any pertinent information that relates to the safety of our citizens.

 

Best Wishes,

Chief  Johnson

UPDATE (10/14/14):
We are aware of the second confirmed case (the nurse who treated the first patient) in Dallas, Texas, and we are continuing to monitor the situation. We are in constant communication with the health officials in Smith County and with the Department of State Health Services. I will provide you with updated information as it becomes available.

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