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CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola in U.S.

The Center for Disease Control has confirmed that a person in Texas has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus, responsible for killing nearly 3,000 people in West Africa.

The patient, who remains unnamed, was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas yesterday and placed in isolation due to his travel history. In a press release, the hospital said they were following all CDC and Texas Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of others in the hospital.

The CDC will hold a press conference at 5:30 PM EST, out of their Atlanta headquarters, to release further details.

Developing…

UPDATE — 5:37 p.m. ET: More info from Reuters…

Watch the report from CNN below:

[h/t Business Insider]
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