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Officials begin tracing contacts of Texas patient diagnosed with Ebola
Officials begin tracing contacts of Texas patient diagnosed with Ebola

A man who traveled from Liberia to visit family members in Texas tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, marking the outbreak's first diagnosis outside of Africa, health officials said. The unidentified patient, who is critically ill, has been cared for in a special isolation ward at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas since Sunday, said Dr. Edward Goodman, the hospital's epidemiologist. The patient initially sought treatment in the hospital's emergency department Friday but was sent home with antibiotics, Goodman said. The man was in apparent good health when he stepped off a commercial airliner Sept. 20 but began to feel sick four days later, said Dr....

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