|Family & Relationships|
|Doctor - Atlanta Midtown Hospital|
Rita is the first fatality inside the Atlanta Midtown Hospital, falling victim to the virus.  Her boyfriend also becomes infected, dying shortly after. They are the first to die, even though Dr Cannerts says that they both die after Sayid Nassir.
Dr. Sanders is being treated in the Infectious Disease Unit of Atlanta Midtown Hospital. She's very sick; a fellow doctor, by the name of Dr. Cannerts begins to question her about everything she had done that day, leading up to her illness. She tells him about one of the patients she treated, a Syrian named Sayid Nassir. Dr. Sanders soon realizes that she contracted the virus from a pen he touched. As time progresses, her symptoms become worse, eventually leading to her death.
Rita is tall and slender with long red hair. She has fair skin and light blue eyes.
- Rita is one of the first people infected by patient zero. 
- Rita's employee ID number is 22-543F2.