Updated 10:22 PM EST, Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Ebola Virus 2014: Map of US States with Confirmed Infections and List of Cities with Potential Cases

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The second Ebola patient in Dallas has been identified while other possibly-infected persons in New Jersey are being monitored.

Texas

Following the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, is news that Nina Pham, one of his nurses, has contracted the disease.

According to CNN, Pham "took basic precautions" while handling Duncan but still caught the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that Pham, amid wearing protective gear, is indeed infected.

"Something went wrong, and we need to find out why and what," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as quoted by CNN.

Tom Frieden, the director of the CDC, surmised that it could be due to a "breach in protocol."

Boston                            

A hazardous materials team attended to an unidentified man in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Sunday, scaring other patients and workers in the hospital, The Boston Globe said. The man reportedly traveled to Liberia and admitted to a headache and body aches, the outlet added.

The hazmat team, coupled with a lockdown in the medical facility, was enough to send dozens of individuals into panic. The hospital, however, maintains that the man "does not appear to meet CDC criteria to be considered someone at high risk for Ebola, and the likelihood of Ebola virus disease is extremely low," The Boston Globe reported.

In a separate case, five United Arab Emirates passengers flying in from Dubai on Monday were suspected to have contracted Ebola, said The Boston Globe in another report.

"Hazmat teams responded to Flight 237 at about 2:45 p.m. and escorted the five ailing passengers to two area hospitals to evaluate their conditions," said the outlet, citing information from Matthew Brelis, spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Two were "feverish" while the other three exhibited "flu-like symptoms," noted The Boston Globe. All five, however, seem to have not traveled to Ebola-stricken West Africa.

Later on the same day, health officials announced that the passengers "do not meet the criteria for any infections of public health concern, including Ebola, MERS, or meningococcal infection," The Boston Globe reported.

New Jersey

Princeton resident and NBC's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, was on voluntary self-confinement -- along with her entire news crew after having worked with freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo in West Africa, reported Business Insider. Mukpo tested positive for Ebola virus and is currently treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Snyderman made news when she, according to the New York Post, was "spotted outside the Peasant Grill in nearby Hopewell on Thursday afternoon."

On Friday, New Jersey health officials have issued a mandatory quarantine for Snyderman and her crew after having been informed of the violation.

"The difference between the quarantine order and what was the voluntary self-confinement before was that we did not have any enforcement mechanism," said Princeton mayor Liz Lempert, as quoted by NJ.com.

Synderman has issued a statement regarding the violation as reported by Deadline:

"While under voluntary quarantine guidelines which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed."

She said that she is "deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused."

See a map of confirmed and possible Ebola cases in the USA here and West Africa here.

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