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Dallas, TX - CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed In US

Published on: September 30, 2014 04:50 PM
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A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Dallas, TX - A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

The hospital had announced a day earlier that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region.

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The CDC has said 12 other people in the U.S. have been tested for Ebola since July 27. Those tests came back negative.

The National Institutes of Health recently admitted an American doctor exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Four other patients have been treated at hospitals in Georgia and Nebraska.

According to the CDC, Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding, and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus.



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 Sep 30, 2014 at 05:38 PM SG11224 Says:

So now we know. The Boko Boyz and ISIL, had some
of their martyrs vacation in Liberia and Sierra Leone
before a nonchalant visit back home. Now coughing,
sneezing and in general trying to infect everyone.

I for one will short the airline stocks, cause if it is true
air travel will be severely curtailed. Meanwhile MSNBC
will try to calm the masses, but if panic ever sets in, then
Abu mazen can kiss his agenda goodbye.

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 Sep 30, 2014 at 08:41 PM AlbertEinstein Says:

Reply to #1  
SG11224 Says:

So now we know. The Boko Boyz and ISIL, had some
of their martyrs vacation in Liberia and Sierra Leone
before a nonchalant visit back home. Now coughing,
sneezing and in general trying to infect everyone.

I for one will short the airline stocks, cause if it is true
air travel will be severely curtailed. Meanwhile MSNBC
will try to calm the masses, but if panic ever sets in, then
Abu mazen can kiss his agenda goodbye.

Wow. Paranoia runs deep...

3

 Oct 01, 2014 at 01:18 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
AlbertEinstein Says:

Wow. Paranoia runs deep...

That's a side effect of staying inside the Fox/Right-wing talk radio bubble for too long. The studies repeatedly show that Fox viewers are more poorly informed than people who don't follow the news, but they never learn.

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 07:03 AM SG11224 Says:

Reply to #2  
AlbertEinstein Says:

Wow. Paranoia runs deep...

With your intellect you should already know the saying:
"better to be safe than sorry".

Everyone is suspect, especially the media and politicians.

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