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A man at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for the Ebola virus. It's the first case diagnosed in the United States.

The patient has been in isolation since being admitted to the hospital on September 26 with Ebola-like symptoms. He had recently returned from a trip to Liberia.

"The patient developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from West Africa and was admitted into isolation on Sunday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas," the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement.


The Center for Disease Control just held a press conference at its headquarters in Atlanta.

They are stressing that the virus is difficult to catch because it's spread through bodily fluids and is not an airborne disease. CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden is confident it will not spread to other parts of the U.S.

The disease is currently ravaging West Africa. The death toll there has reached 3000 so far in 2014.

Source: CNBC

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