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CDC announces first U.S. case of Ebola; patient 'critically ill'
CDC announces first U.S. case of Ebola; patient 'critically ill'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States, officials said Tuesday. The patient, who recently traveled from Liberia to visit family, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, officials said at a news briefing. Hospital administrators disclosed Monday that they had isolated and were evaluating a patient who was showing symptoms of the virus. Officials did not identify the patient, citing privacy concerns, but said the patient flew from Liberia on Sept. 19, arriving in the U.S. on Sept. 20. Officials did not say which city the individual flew into. Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC director, said...

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