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CDC Confirms First Case Of Ebola In US

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CDC Confirms First Case Of Ebola In US


A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, United States hospital is
the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday.
Several other Americans were diagnosed in West Africa and then brought to the United States for treatment.
The
person, who first tested positive for Ebola in the US is a patient at
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, hospital spokesman Stephen
O’Brien said yesterday.
The CDC is expected to provide more details on the case in a press conference at 5:30 p.m.
The
Ebola outbreak has been centered in the West African countries of
Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, though there have been concerns about
international air travel and other factors — including the fact the
symptoms might not appear until two to 21 days after one is infected —
may contribute to its spread.
More than 3,000 people in West
Africa have died after being infected with Ebola, according to a World
Health Organization report from last week. The same report stated that
there had been 6,553 cases of the virus overall, though the number is
suspected of being much higher given difficulties in tracking and
reporting the disease.
According to the CDC, Ebola causes viral
hemorrhagic fever, which can affect multiple organ systems in the body
and are often accompanied by bleeding. Early symptoms include sudden
onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat, each
of which can be easily mistaken early on for other ailments like
malaria, typhoid fever, meningitis or even the plague.

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Nkwazema
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so it hav reach to america may God save us frm dis dealth disease & may it nt b our portion IJN amen

chikodi
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Finally Ebola have a prevention, I,m happy for that

chinenyenwa
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chinenyenwa

God please we need total eradication of this ebola virus in this world

juliet
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God we are in your hand don't let what we don't know about reach us, save us out of this deadly disease, because you said that affliction will never come for the second time, and you also said that the Egyptians we see today we shall see them no more.

Victor Ndah
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these is really serious, but am sure God will help them out…

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