The CDC just confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States, according to Reuters. The patient was placed in "strict isolation" at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas earlier this week.
The hospital, located at Greenville Avenue and Walnut Hill Lane in northeast Dallas, said it's complying with all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of Health to ensure the safety of other patients and medical staff.
UPDATE 5:45 pm: At a press conference, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, said the patient left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the U.S. on September 20. The patient arrived in the country with no symptoms, according to Frieden, but several days later, on the 24th, began to show signs of the disease and was admitted to the hospital on Sunday. The Ebola test was confirmed by the CDC on Tuesday.
"There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here," Frieden said, though he admitted that the "handful" of people who came in contact with the patient, "could develop Ebola in coming weeks."
CDC director: "Handful" of people, including family members, may have been exposed to Tx. Ebola patient; they are being monitored.
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