Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Confirmed Case Of Ebola In The United States

Ebola Is in America: Dallas Man Is Diagnosed With Disease AFTER Return From Africa In First Case Found On U.S. Soil. Now In Isolation But He MAY Have Infected Others -- Daily Mail/AP

* An isolated patient inside Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is sick with Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said
* CDC Director Tom Frieden said the patient traveled from Liberia to the United States earlier this month and was visiting his family
* The man was reportedly given antibiotics before he was critically ill and admitted two days later
* The misdiagnosis is reportedly being investigated
* Frieden said there was no risk to anyone on the airplane because the patient had no symptoms at the time of the flight
* It is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States
* The hospital said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms and travel history suggested the patient has the deadly virus
* The Ebola virus has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa
* Doctors say risk of infection is low without bodily fluid exchange

Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a male patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

The unidentified patient was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, officials said.

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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S. -- Reuters
Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the U.S. -- New York Times
First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S. -- CNN
CDC confirms first case of Ebola in US -- FOX News
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First US Case of Ebola Diagnosed in Dallas -- VOA
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Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US -- AP
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EMS crew, ambulance in Dallas Ebola case put in isolation -- CBS
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CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes -- CBS
Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas -- Washington Post
American Ebola Survivor: Outbreak is 'A Fire Straight From the Pit of Hell' -- Sophie Novack, National Journal
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Ebola in the U.S.: What you need to know now -- CBS
Ebola Fast Facts -- CNN Library

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