BREAKING : First Ebola Case Diagnosed On U.S. Soil

Centers for Disease Control says patient is being treated in Dallas, Texas, and had recently returned from Liberia.

Medical officials announced on Tuesday the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the States. The patient, who has not yet been identified, is being treated in Dallas, Texas.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the patient left Liberia in west Africa on 19 September, but did not develop symptoms until after arriving in the US. He was admitted to the Presbyterian hospital in Dallas on Sunday.

Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, said the patient was being treated in isolation. All measures would be taken to ensure that the disease would not spread in the US, he said.

“I have no doubt that we will control this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country,” he told a news conference. The disease has spread rapidly in west Africa, killing more than 3,000 people.

A spokeswoman for County health and human services department told the Guardian that it will be “conducting a public health follow-up” on the patient which will include investigating his travel history and recent activity.

Health officials in Texas attempted to reassured residents. “Dallas county residents should not have any fears at this point, there is not an Ebola outbreak in Dallas county,” Zachary S Thompson, the Dallas county director of health and human services, told the News earlier on Tuesday, before the case was confirmed. “There are great mechanisms put in place in terms of our public health infrastructure to look at these particular situations and look at the proper response.”

Source: The Guardian
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