A Texas man who just got back from Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola.

It is the first such case to be confirmed in the U.S. sine the outbreak was announced.


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Authorities with the Centers for Disease Control revealed the finding Tuesday, a day after the unidentified patient arrived at a Dallas hospital with suspicious symptoms. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas put the man into “strict isolation” and sent a specimen to the CDC in Atlanta for testing. how fast is ebola spreadingThe CDC said preliminary results show the man has the deadly disease which has been linked to more than 3,000 recent deaths in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, there have been more than 6,500 cases confirmed in Africa, with Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone among the hardest hit. source

CDC officials are scheduled to release more details within the hour.