DALLAS, Texas –A sheriff’s deputy who accompanied health officials in cleaning out a Dallas Ebola victim’s apartment is now exhibiting some ‘signs and symptoms of Ebola’ according to health officials.
WFAA-TV in Dallas identified the deputy as Michael Monnig. Monnig reportedly began feeling sick to his stomach and complained to his family before going to a clinic in the Dallas suburb of Frisco Wednesday afternoon.
FOX4 in Dallas spoke with Monnig’s son who said his father woke up with stomach pains. But the son said his father did not have a fever, was not vomiting and did not show any other signs of Ebola symptoms.
The emergency dispatch center in Frisco received a called from a Care Now medical facility reporting the patient just after noon.
Dana Baird with the city of Frisco said firefighter-paramedics transported Monnig to a Dallas hospital.
“They are also in the process of examining clinical staff and other facility patrons,” wrote Baird in a statement to the media. “That number other people impacted is unknown. “
“He had several, but not all five or six. He exhibited enough to trigger the preliminary screening,” Fire Chief Mark Piland told reporters Wednesday.
Health officials, he said, are “treating this as a low-risk event.”
According to WFAA-TV, Monnig was ordered to go inside the apartment unit of Thomas Eric Duncan with officials to get a quarantine order signed.
No one who went inside the unit that day wore protective gear.
Health officials announced Duncan had died Wednesday morning from Ebola.