How to protect yourself against the deadly Ebola virus
By Steve Walshe,The Washington PostAUSTIN, Texas — A Texas doctor who is now being held in isolation is being questioned over a viral outbreak linked to the controversial Ebola vaccine, a hospital official said Wednesday.
Dr. David Kao, the director of the Dallas Children’s Hospital, was among the first people infected with the coronavirus, the first patient in the United States to be diagnosed and the first person to die from the virus.
He was in quarantine Tuesday night and was being evaluated by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
He is being held without bond on charges of involuntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter of a health care provider and failure to report a disease to a health authority, the Texas Health and Human Services Agency said in a statement.
Kao’s family declined to comment Wednesday, but said in an email that he has a wife and four children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the virus is spreading through a small group of people who live in rural areas of the United Nations-designated World Health Organization-designate country.
It has claimed that at least 2,200 cases have been reported worldwide and about 300 deaths.