Date :Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 | Time : 06:11 |ID: 17861 | Print

AFP/First case of Ebola detected in United States

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

The Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Tuesday confirmed to have detected deadly Ebola virus in one patient.

This is the first case of Ebola confirmed in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control will be holding a press conference in Atlanta regarding the diagnosis shortly.

In a statement issued Tuesday night, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said the patient was admitted based on symptoms and “recent travel history.”

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas located at Greenville Avenue and Walnut Hill Lane in northeast said they are 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.

Zachary Thompson, the director of the Dallas County Health & Human Services, said Tuesday morning the Center for Disease Control was mobilizing as if the patient tested positive for the virus. He said “This is not Africa, “We have a great infrastructure to deal with an outbreak.”

The World Health Organization said it has confirmed more than 3,000 Ebola-related deaths in West Africa during the current outbreak, which has spread to five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Fort Worth physician Dr. Kent Brantly, who became infected while working in Liberia, recovered after being moved to a hospital in Atlanta.

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