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CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case: “We Will Stop It Here”

October 1st, 2014|blog, Ebola Vaccine Ineffectiveness, Ebola Vaccine Risk|

A person who arrived in Dallas from Liberia a week ago tested positive for Ebola Tuesday, becoming the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with the potentially deadly virus, the City of Dallas confirmed.

There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The patient was hospitalized and placed in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Sunday after symptoms appeared four days earlier, on Sept. 24. Hospital officials listed him in serious condition Wednesday.

Because the patient showed no symptoms of the virus when he arrived in the U.S. Sept. 20, there was no risk to fellow airline passengers, according to CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden.

“We’ve stopped every Ebola outbreak that’s ever occurred in Africa expect for this one,” he said. And this one could have been stopped  if we had gotten in there earlier.

The CDC will ensure that the patient will be treated in a way that minimizes the risk of spreading infection, Frieden said. He also said a team is in Dallas to identify anyone the patient might have infected and monitor them for 21 days.

“We will stop Ebola in its tracks in the U.S.,” he said.

Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson told

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Ebola detected in Guinea victims, 50 dead

March 23rd, 2014|Ebola Vaccine Ineffectiveness, Ebola Vaccine Risk, Vaccine Ineffectiveness, Vaccine Risks|

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Samples from victims of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in Guinea have tested positive for the Ebola virus, government officials said Sunday, marking the first time an outbreak among humans has been detected in this West African nation.

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By BOUBACAR DIALLO Associated Press