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Liberian Community In Texas Uneasy

  

Oct. 1 7 A.M. (AP) -- Members of the Liberian community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area say they're skeptical of assurances from federal health officials that there's no risk of getting the Ebola virus from a man who's now in a Texas hospital in critical condition.

Officials say the man became ill several days after arriving in Dallas from Liberia, but he had gone to the hospital twice before doctors learned he had come from West Africa.

Sept. 30 2:30 P.M.

(AP) - Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation. Presbyterian Hospital officials say they're following CDC recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.