BREAKING: EBOLA Confirmed in Texas Patient

DALLAS, TEXAS., — Panic spreads quickly across social media as reports confirm the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States.

A man arriving in Texas from Liberia was confirmed to be the first man to contracted the Ebola Virus in the United States. The man arrived at the hospital after suffering suspicious symptoms 4-days after returning from Liberia. According to reports, the man arrived from Liberia on Sept. 20, and began to feel ill Sept. 24. The sought medical treatment at Texas Health Dallas on Friday, Sept. 26 before being sent home. He was then admitted to the hospital on Sunday the 28th. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas then put the man into strict isolation.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director states, “I have no doubt that we’ll stop this in its tracks in the U.S., but I also have no doubt that as long the outbreak continues in Africa we need to be on our guard.” The unidentified patient’s temperature was taken when he left Liberia for the U.S. on Sept. 19. and showed no signs of sickness. According to Dr. Frieden, the patient was visiting family members and staying with family members who live in this country.

Ebola symptoms include sudden fever, fatigue and headache. Officials said symptoms may appear anywhere from two days to three weeks after exposure. Ebola is highly contagious and deadly, but only spread through contact with bodily fluids.

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