Ebola Case in U.S. Is Confirmed by CDC

Ebola Case in U.S. Is Confirmed by CDC

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Health officials in the U.S. said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis. No additional details were immediately available.

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement on Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history.

U.S. hospitals have treated several patients who were diagnosed with Ebola in West Africa, the center of the worst known outbreak of the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people.

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The United States is sending some 3,000 soldiers to West Africa to build treatment centers and train local medics. 

At least 3,091 people have died from Ebola since the West African outbreak was first identified in Guinea six months ago.