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Published On: Wed, Oct 1st, 2014

Ebola Hits America


LAGOS OCTOBER 1ST (URHOBOTODAY)-United States health officials have announced that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the country.
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, who confirmed the diagnose on Tuesday, said the unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20.

At that time, the individual did not have symptoms. “But four or five days later,” he began to exhibit them, Frieden said. The individual was hospitalized and isolated Sunday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
Citing privacy concerns, health officials declined to release any details about how the patient contracted the virus, what he was doing in Liberia or how he was being treated.
“I can say he is ill. He is under intensive care,” Dr. Edward Goodman of the hospital told reporters.
The patient is believed to have had a handful of contacts with people after showing symptoms of the virus, and before being isolated, Frieden said. A CDC team isTexas to help investigate those contacts.

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