The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States is that of a patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday.
“An individual traveling from Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States,” Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, said in a conference call Tuesday afternoon.
That person left Liberia on Sept. 19th and arrived in the U.S. the following day. They had no symptoms when they arrived, but began developing symptoms last Friday, a week after leaving Liberia, according to The Washington Post.
In a statement, the Texas Department of Health Services said that the patient is at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The patient is described as “an adult with a recent history of travel to West Africa” and was admitted into an isolation unit at the hospital Sunday after developing Ebola-like symptoms “days after returning to Texas from West Africa