On Monday, officials with the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas said an unnamed patient was being tested for the virus and had been placed in isolation.
SHAFAQNA – The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed by medical officials in Dallas, Texas.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed the case.
The patient is said to be a man believed to have been infected in Liberia prior to displaying symptoms of the illness in Texas.
More than 3,000 people have already died of Ebola in West Africa.
A handful of US medical workers infected in West Africa have recovered after being flown back to the US for treatment.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 3,000 people have died of the virus so far, mostly in Liberia.
In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, there have been 19 confirmed cases of the virus and eight deaths since the first confirmed case there in July.
There has been one confirmed case in Senegal, but no deaths so far.
It is the world’s most deadly outbreak of the virus.