First domestic Ebola case diagnosed in US

Reuters / Stringer

Reuters / Stringer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that the first domestic case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States of America.

On Monday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history, according to the hospital’s statement.

By Tuesday afternoon, the CDC received preliminary blood test results back, confirming that the patient was struck with the deadly disease marked by hemorrhagic fever.

The victim had recently traveled to Liberia, leaving the West African country on September 19, and arriving in the US on the following day. The patient had no Ebola symptoms when leaving Liberia or entering the United States, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said during a press conference.

Around September 24th, the patient began developing symptoms, which are often non-specific, Frieden noted. On Sunday, the victim initially sought care for those symptoms, and on Sunday he was admitted to the Texas hospital and put in an isolation ward. The patient is currently “critically ill,” according to the CDC director.

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When I saw a report in the Telegraph today entitled “Extremists to have Facebook and Twitter vetted by anti-terror police“, I could hardly believe …read more