CDC Clears Texas Ebola Victim’s Caregiver to Return to Work as Nursing Assistant

The CDC’s strange handling of the Texas Ebola victim’s caregivers took another odd twist when the UK Daily Mail reported Monday that the daughter of the girlfriend of Texas Ebola victim, Liberian national Thomas Duncan, said the CDC has told her she can return to her job as a nursing assistant.

Youngor Jallah
Green light: Youngor Jallah, the stepdaughter of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, told MailOnline that the CDC has told her that she could return to work as a nursing assistant. (Daily Mail)

Youngor Jallah cared for Duncan on the day he was hospitalized with Ebola on September 28th. Jallah was in close physical contact with Duncan that day and carried around with her a blanket she had bought for him to keep warm. The Gateway Pundit reported at the time that Duncan was seen by a neighbor to be ‘vomiting wildly’ on his way to get in the ambulance. Jallah says she rode in the ambulance with Duncan.

To her credit, Jallah told the Mail she will likely not return to work until the 21 day incubation period for Ebola is up. Her husband, Aaron Yah, who was in the Ebola victim’s apartment but did not have direct contact with Duncan, has said that he was cleared by the CDC last week to return to his nursing assistant job.

“Ms Jallah whose contact with Mr Duncan – who remains in a critical condition – was far more intimate and prolonged than that of her husband, told MailOnline on Monday: ‘The CDC came yesterday. They said I can go back to work but I do not know what I will do. I will not go back yet.’”

In contrast to Jallah and her boyfriend who have voluntarily quarantined themselves and their four young children for the time being even after being cleared by the CDC, it is reported that a quarantine order has been issued for a homeless man who had no direct contact with Duncan, but had the misfortune to ride in the same ambulance right after it transported Duncan. The homeless man, named by authorities as Michael Lively, was picked up and is being held after having wandered off from observation.

Kudos to the Mail for continuing to report on Youngor Jallah and her family. Last week The Gateway Pundit reported on the Mail contacting the CDC on behalf of the Jallah family after the CDC failed to respond to the family’s calls one day and didn’t show up at their apartment to check on them. At the time they were without power and telephone following a storm. Their power was restored just yesterday.

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