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CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by Sookie, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in US DALLAS - A Texas man just back from West Africa has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. Authorities with the Centers for Disease Control revealed the finding Tuesday, a day after the unidentified patient arrived at a Dallas hospital with suspicious symptoms. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas put the man into strict isolation and sent a specimen to the CDC in Atlanta for testing. The CDC said preliminary results show the man has the deadly disease which has been linked to more than 3,000 recent deaths in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, there have been more than 6,500 cases confirmed in Africa, with Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone among the hardest hit. Dr. Christopher Perkins with the Dallas County health department told reporters that the Texas man didn't start showing symptoms until he arrived home.  We know at this time this person was not symptomatic during travel but became symptomatic once arriving here and being home for several days, said Perkins, according the Dallas Morning News. So that decreases the threat that might be to the general population. ...read more <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/texas-patient-confirmed-as-first-ebola-case-diagnosed-in-us-205031312.html" >source</a>
  2. krystalkitty

    krystalkitty Greedy Gambler

    Gee, go figure that:( Ban them from coming back to the US! I am all for helping foreign countries, but really??? Bring it back to the US and possibly expose the rest of us! :angry:

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