First confirmed Ebola virus infection case in the U.S.


But initially the hospital made a big error: officials said that first he was sent at home with antibiotics, in the hope this will solve an “unknown” illness. He traveled from Liberia and arrived in the U.S. on Sept. 20. The patient began to show signs of the disease on Sept. 24. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are seeking now to identify anybody who had contact with the man to prevent spread of disease. The ambulance workers and other health-care professionals who treated him are being now monitored for symptoms. CDC Director Thomas Frieden expressed hope that will not be other cases. “There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here, ”he said. The President Obama discussed the patient’s treatment and it’s supposed some experimental drugs will be used. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota warned that “we are going to see more cases show up around the world.”


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