CONFIRMED: Fort Worth Alcon Rep Admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital with Ebola Symptoms: Is He the Nurse’s Boyfriend?
October 14, 2014
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On the anonymous medical device rep message board Medtechy someone posted a letter from (allegedly) Alcon saying that one of their employees (their Fort Worth associate allegedly Darren Schreder) was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital with potential symptoms of the Ebola virus. The same hospital where the nurse contracted Ebola; and now it’s being reported that the nurse’s boyfriend was admitted with Ebola symptoms. My hope is that someone posted this to alert people to the possibility of the outbreak spreading much more quickly and not as a hoax to be an asshole (because reps are never assholes.) Reps are in many hospitals and doctor’s offices a day.
Updated: A source familiar with the hospital says that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had 60 cases on the board (or scheduled) for the week and all the cases but three are canceled, rescheduled or moved to other facilities. This means people do not want to have surgery at the hospital right now.
From the other industry anonymous rep message board Cafepharma
Alcon rep is reported to be a contract specialist
Nurse gets Ebola. The latest development is that Pham, who was caring for Duncan during his second hospital visit, contracted the Ebola virus, even though she was wearing protective gear such as gloves, gown and mask. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is still investigating exactly what led to her being infected.