By Alana Horowitz/The Huffington Post
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A patient was diagnosed with Ebola in the United States for the first time, CNBC reported, citing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Until Tuesday, Ebola patients had only been treated in the U.S. after being diagnosed elsewhere.
The AP confirmed the news.
UPDATE [6:08 p.m. ET]:
The CDC gave more details about the case in a Tuesday press conference.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the CDC, reported that the infected patient was traveling from Liberia and left on September 19th, arrived in the U.S. on September 20th, but had no symptoms of the disease during that timeframe.
On September 24th, the patient developed symptoms, and then sought care on September 26th. On September 28th, the patient was admitted to the hospital in Dallas. Frieden stated that he had “no doubt that we’ll stop this in its tracks in the U.S.”
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