According to a hospital statement Monday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history.
The hospital is following all federal Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors.
The CDC anticipates preliminary results Tuesday.
To date, five Americans has been returned to the United States for treatment of Ebola, with the latest case who arrived at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland last Sunday. Other patients have been treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and the Nebraska Medical Center.
As at 23 September 2014, the total cases and deaths reported by the Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are 6553 (probable, confirmed and suspected) cases and 3083 deaths (CFR 47%). For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page