CDC confirms first U.S. Ebola patient

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

October 1, 2014

The CDC confirmed Sept. 30 that a hospital patient in Dallas is the first Ebola victim to be diagnosed in the U.S., according to published reports.

The patient, who apparently traveled to Dallas from the African nation of Liberia, developed symptoms of the killer virus several days after arriving in the U.S. and was being held in “strict isolation” for suspicion of possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus, according to a report from KUSA-TV in Denver.

According to the report that cited an official at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas saying the patient was admitted based on symptoms and a “recent travel history.”

According to the report, the hospital is complying with all recommendations from the CDC and the Texas Department of Health to ensure the safety of other patients and medical staff. Preliminary test results on the patient came back positive, according to reports.