The CDC is confirming the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden says the patient tested positive for the deadly disease after traveling from Liberia. Frieden says the patient developed symptoms a few days after arriving in Texas. The patient is being kept in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Frieden would not confirm if the patient flew from Liberia on a commercial airliner but said the patient was visiting family in the U.S. The CDC says its trying to identify persons who may have come into contact with the patient.

Frieden says the patient was tested for fever before getting on the flight. He also stressed there was "zero risk" of the disease being transmitted on the airplane. No other cases of Ebola are suspected in Texas.  {Metro Networks Inc.)


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